- Alisha Barnes
Jay “Bird” Dobyns was the first undercover ATF agent to infiltrate the notorious, American-born biker gang, the Hells Angels. In his book No Angel, Dobyns describes his twenty-one month journey into the biker gang that led him to discover a bad side of himself while uncovering the underbelly of the American motorcycle culture.
Dobyns was an adrenaline junkie; he lived for thrills. When he was shot as a rookie agent in ATF at age twenty-six he realized just how much of an adrenaline junkie he was and swore that he would never be a desk-riding agent. That just wasn’t enough.
When assigned to operation Black Biscuit (the nickname for his infamous Hells Angels assignment) Dobyns quickly became known in the biker world. He made friends because of his respectful demeanor and won over the hearts of some of the most prominent members of the Hells Angels. He moved quicker than the ATF expected. He found himself prospecting for the Hells Angels in a very short time--after creating his own chapter of a biker gang in Arizona which gained him credibility with the guys.
In No Angel, Dobyns explains how he nearly lost everything in an effort to take down the most notorious biker gang in the United States. While living a double life as “Jaybird,” the motorcycle riding, gun pushing outlaw, he discovers a new side the world which is filled with meth-fueled, psychopathic, killing loners who band together in an accepting motorcycle gang crowd. He risks his life in attempt to put these men into prison and finally take down the infamous Hells Angels.