Jerry Langton wrote for The Hamilton Spectator and Maclean's and was an editor for The Daily News in New York. Currently Langton is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star and the National Post. He is the author of Fallen Angel, Rage and Biker.
Showdown: How the Outlaws, Hells Angels and Cops Fought for Control of the Streetsby Jerry Langton
Once bikers who road together, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, are now mortal enemies, chiefs, respectively, of the Outlaws and Hell's Angels, embroiled in a bloody turf war over control of the lucrative drug, prostitution, and vice markets in/b>
The inside story of the street war between Canada's most violent biker gangs-the Outlaws and the Hell's Angels
Once bikers who road together, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, are now mortal enemies, chiefs, respectively, of the Outlaws and Hell's Angels, embroiled in a bloody turf war over control of the lucrative drug, prostitution, and vice markets in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Written with the cooperation of Mario Parente, Showdown describes the biker gang equivalent of the Godfather, the violent power shifts as Satan's Choice, a rival gang falls into disarray, and as Parente gears up to protect Southwest Ontario from Stadnick's vision of making the Hell's Angels the largest criminal biker gang in Canada.
- A gang's-eye look at the 2006 Shedden Massacre, where eight men were slaughtered
- An account that lets Mario Parente go on the record with his story of the biker wars
With frightening and compelling detail, Showdown lets readers experience firsthand the personalities and day-to-day workings behind the brutal and deadly rivalries that mark one piece of Canada's criminal underworld.
- Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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The book jumps around a lot, it's not till towards the end does it settle down. Good read if you can stick with it.
Very interesting. Lots of facts and historical type info. Really enjoyed it!