Formed in 1935, the McCook Outlaws Motorcycle Club defined the look and lifestyle of the 20th century biker. In the 1950s, a rising gang of tough guys in California threatened to steal their thunder. But, recognising an opportunity for expansion, the Outlaws reached out. The nascent Angels sent them home to Chicago, beaten and forever bent on the Angels destruction. Working undercover, Alex Caine witnessed the buffering of the big clubs US turfs in a Bandidos-mediated truce between the Outlaws and the Angels in the 1980s. But the deal has soured - and a storm of violence is brewing
ALEX CAINE now acts as an adviser on biker investigations, and speaks frequently at police conferences. He is a certified fifth-degree black belt, recognized by the World Kickboxing Association. His memoir, Befriend and Betray, was a #1 national bestseller in Canada. It was also a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction, as was Caine's recent biker expose, The Fat Mexican: The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.