• Riding with Evil

  • Taking Down the Notorious Pagan Motorcycle Gang
  • By: Ken Croke, Dave Wedge
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (558 ratings)

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Riding with Evil

By: Ken Croke,Dave Wedge
Narrated by: Will Damron
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Publisher's Summary

Sons of Anarchy meets The Departed in this fast-paced, high-wire act memoir from former ATF agent Ken Croke, the first federal agent in history to go undercover and successfully infiltrate the infamous—and infamously violent—Pagan Motorcycle Club, a white supremacist biker gang.  

Longtime ATF agent Ken Croke had earned the right to coast to the end of a storied career, having routinely gone undercover to apprehend white supremacists, gun runners, and gang members. But after a chance encounter with an associate of the Pagan Motorcycle Gang created an opening, he transformed himself into “Slam”, a monstrous, axe-handle wielding enforcer whose duty was to protect the leadership “mother club” at all costs. He befriended the club’s most violent and criminally insane members and lived among them for two years, covertly building a case that would eventually take down the top members of the gang in a massive federal prosecution, even as he risked his marriage, his sanity, and his life. With today’s law enforcement largely moving toward the comparative safety of cyber operations, it became one of the last of its kind, a masterclass in old school tactics that marked Croke as a dying breed of undercover agent and became legendary in law enforcement.

Now for the first time, Croke tells the story of his terrifying undercover life in the Pagans—the unspeakable violence, extremism, drugs, and disgusting rituals. Written with best-selling crime writer Dave Wedge and utilizing the exclusive cooperation of those who lived the case with him, as well as court files and hours of surveillance tapes and photos, Croke delivers a frightening, nail-biting account of the secretive and brutal biker underworld.

©2022 Ken Croke and Dave Wedge (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Hooked from the First Line

Ken and Dave have captured a true, remarkable, and thrilling account of Ken's time spent undercover. Through details in his stories and recollections of incidents, Ken paints the whole picture of how nasty and dangerous the Pagans truly are.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. The story flows well and Will Damron does a great job narrating the story from Ken's perspective.

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So far, this story is full of sh*t

1st chapter in I could see this was Virtue signaling at its pathetic finest. Come on man, we all know you actually did the coke and enjoyed it. stop lying. Terrible writing style as well. Sometimes even repeats himself in the same sentence and again in the next. This bozo sounds like his experiences comes from all the same books we've both read. And my god, the self righteousness dripping off his words is candy corn sweet. yuk. Cant we readers just have an honest story for once..... please

I'm giving up on this book 8 chapters in. It really is nothing but lies.... I dont know any of these people, ive never even been in that state or know a single pagan. I'm just a reader and I can spot a lot the fraud they keep claiming is truth. What slimeball scumbags these authors are. Pathetic liars. What's even worse, I'm 99% sure this is even ghost written too. Now that's just sad.

Sons of Anarchy meets The Departed lol hahahahahahaha No, more like How I Met Your Mother meets The Crying Game.

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Incredulous Lies, incredible Lies, And More Incredulous Lies

Instead of Riding With Evil , this book should of been titled Incredulous. Incredulous With Incredulous , it’s the only BIG WORD this genius could produce. This is Law Enforcement Propaganda and even Ken Crooked knows he’s full of iT!!!

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It’s about an ATF agents ego and family…

It would be nice if the booked covered motorcycle clubs more…ya know, like the title implied.

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Waste of money

This booked sucked the story was lame not worth buying waste of a credit the narrator sucked thanks for the rip off

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Ehhh, pretty similar to the others

The stories very similar to other infiltration books. The only thing really unique from the others was Hogman.

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Not as expected

I pre-orderered this and was very disappointed with outcome. Narrator was mediocre at best. I usually love books with this storyline but the author repeats himself over and over and over and over and over this book probably could have really taken about 9 chapters to write. We get it Bud you're an ATF agent with a wife and kids who decided to go long term undercover wow that is gonna cause problems within your family you didn't need to remind us 2 or 3 times every single chapter. Also I get it, they were dirty stinking rotten guys. Again Seemed like you were just looking for a word count and repeated those things over and over and over. Once again very disappointed waited for a while for this book to come out. Oh well it happens.

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Good listening!

I enjoyed the book, great reading by narrator. Shows both sides of the job and was very entertaining.

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Solid book

This was a great story. God bless your family and you for your service to this great country.

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I thought it was great!

I have listened to several books like this, and this is one of the better ones.