Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws - Charles Falco & Kerrie Droban

Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws

By Charles Falco & Kerrie Droban

  • Release Date: 2013-02-05
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4
4
From 91 Ratings

Description

The basis for the hit TV series Gangland Undercover!

The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs

Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice.

His dedication was profound; Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to second in command of the Victorville, California chapter. He even served time in San Bernardino's Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to protect his cover and the investigations. Falco recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. But discontent to remain on the sidelines and motivated by a strong sense of duty, Falco eventually left the Program and volunteer his talents again to infiltrate the Mongols and Outlaws, rising in rank to Vice President of the Petersburg, Virginia Outlaws chapter.

His efforts culminated in sixty two arrests of members for various crimes, including assault and murder. Executing one of this country's most successful RICO prosecutions and effectively crippling the criminal enterprise, Falco's engrossing narrative of the dangers of the biker underworld harkens back to Hunter S. Thompson's classic Hell's Angels, vividly recounting a life undercover.

Reviews

  • Good fast read. Needs little more substance

    4
    By Trotter123
    The vast majority of this book covers Falco's time with the Vagos. The remainder covers his time as an Outlaw. Very little time is spent in his time as a Mongol. I was a little disappointed there as I would of liked to hear more of that part of the story. Overall it's a good read and a fascinating tale for those that don't associate with that part of society. I read the who book in about a day. It's pretty fast paced and a easy read for the most part. Chapters are relatively short which makes starting and stopping easy. Definitely worth the money for me. Would of given it 5 stars had there been more to the Mongol story.
  • Disappointed

    2
    By Freddy BO
    Not much drama.....written like someone was looking over his shoulder and not furnishing accurate information.....
  • Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws

    5
    By HGMCDAGO
    I just finished reading this book written by Keri Droban. I enjoyed it immensely, but think that some of the information was exaggerated. Nevertheless, it was very interesting and exciting. Hard to put down.
  • Vagos, Mongols & Outlaws

    2
    By Jusmecuz
    The book is garbage. Falco and Droban present nothing but page after page of rambling and lies. No truth or facts.... the book should be moved to the "fiction" category. Do your research on Falco and Droban before purchase.
  • Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws

    3
    By Da'Judge
    The writing is amateurish, rambling, and full of bad metaphors. Don't bother.