For the first time the shocking inside story of the Outlaws biker gang, by the bestselling author of Gangs.
An outlaw motorcycle club is a band of brothers like no other. Hidden away from mainstream society behind multiple layers of secrecy, mythology and a sophisticated campaign of misinformation that portrays them as nothing more than loveable rogues, the brutal truth about the biker world has long escaped public scrutiny.
In reality, today's outlaw bikers are at the epicentre of a violent underworld subculture, enforced by a ruthless code of silence, and control a global criminal empire worth millions.
Spanning the UK, Europe, America, Canada and Australia, OUTLAWS is a compelling, shocking and chilling story of how bikers are born and made, and how and why they die.
Reviews for Gangs - .
Fascinating ... Thompson has a keen eye for the whimsical side of orchestrated illegality - Observer
A hard-hitting shocker of a book - Big Issue
Both chilling and compelling in equal measures - Birmingham Post
Reviews for Gang Land Britain - .
Shocking . . . Fascinating and slightly scary reading - Sun
An extraordinary book - Donal MacIntyre, BBC Radio 5 Live
Tony Thompson is the bestselling author of Gangland Britain and Gangs, and is widely regarded as one of Britain's top true-crime writers. He has twice been nominated for the prestigious Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction, winning the coveted title in 2001 for his book The Infiltrators. He is the former crime correspondent for the Observer and appears regularly on both television and radio as an expert on matters of crime.