Gods of Mischief (Paperback)

My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

By George Rowe

Atria Books, 9781451667356, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/12/2013)

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Description

This harrowing, no-holds-barred true story is the “brash account of a reformed bad boy’s decision to help the federal government take down Green Nation, the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang” (Kirkus Reviews).

Gods of Mischief is the harrowing, no-holds-barred true story of a bad guy turned good who busted open one of the most violent motorcycle gangs in history.

George Rowe’s gritty and high-octane story offers not only a clear window into the violent world of the motorcycle outlaw but a gripping tale of self-sacrifice and human redemption that would be the stuff of great fiction – if it weren’t all true.

After witnessing the Vagos, one of the most dangerous biker gangs in the country, brutally and senselessly beat his friend to near death over a pool game, Rowe decided to pay back his Southern California hometown for the sins of his past by bringing down the gang that was terrorizing it. He volunteered as an undercover informant and vowed to dismantle the brotherhood from the inside out, becoming history’s first private citizen to voluntarily infiltrate an outlaw motorcycle gang for the U.S. government. Along the way, Rowe lost everything: his family, his business, his home – even his identity.


About the Author

George Rowe is originally from Hemet, California. He is now being protected by the US Witness Protection Program.


Praise For Gods of Mischief: My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

“Oh my God, what a story. This is a dangerous and emotional page turner that’s going to leave you thinking to yourself, ‘My life’s not so bad after all.’ Reading Gods of Mischief is like sitting right next to George Rowe listening to him tell it.”
— William Queen, ATF special agent retired and author of Under And Alone

"Far from the glamorized lifestyle of the bikers in the television series Sons of Anarchy, the MC world George Rowe lived in was dirtier, more mundane, and filled with humans who seemed to enjoy and thrive on committing random acts of senseless violence….You’ll find yourself caught up in the emotional turmoil and you’ll be turning pages late into the night."
— U.S. Riders News

"Gods of Mischief is a fascinating book...a wild tale."
— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Reading Rowe is a bit like sitting on a bar stool next to a biker for several hours as he tells his story: You endure the misogyny and the profanity because the man has an amazing story to tell.”
— Los Angeles Times

“Brash account of a reformed bad boy’s decision to help the federal government take down 'Green Nation,' the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang...Rowe writes clearly, with a lighter touch and a more grounded specificity than in many reformed-gangster memoirs...delivered with more grime than romanticism.”
— Kirkus Reviews

"Gods of Mischief cuts through the fear and Hollywood glamorization, puts you on a bike, and rides you right into the Green Nation."
— Jay Dobyns, author of No Angel