The bestselling author and former police informant, Alex Caine discusses his new book, Charlie and the Angels: The Outlaws, the Hells Angels and the Sixty Years War (Random House, 2012), with Joseph Planta.
|Charlie and the Angels: The Outlaws, the Hells Angels and the Sixty Years War by Alex Caine (Random House, 2012).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
There’s a new book out from the bestselling author Alex Caine. It’s called Charlie and the Angels: The Outlaws, the Hells Angels and the Sixty Years War. Alex Caine isn’t his real name. It’s a pseudonym he’s written the number one bestseller Befriend and Betray, and The Fat Mexican: The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club under. The books have won prizes. He’s spent nearly his whole adult life as a contracted agent or ‘kite.’ He has infiltrated criminal groups across the world informing the police on gang activity. It’s given him a front row seat, and he chronicles the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in this new book. The Outlaws, who were formed in 1935, largely defined the look and mindset of the icon of the biker. In the 1950s the Hells Angels out of California begin overreaching and a battle between the two groups for gang supremacy, turf, and blood begins. This book does a good job giving the history and wide influence of the Outlaws. Alex Caine joins me now, and I’ll ask him about where around the world they’ve ended up, and more. The book is published by Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Alex Caine; Mr. Caine, good morning.