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The Road to Hell: How the Biker Gangs are Conquering Canada by [Sher, Julian, Marsden, William]
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Bombings, hired killings, a ruthless criminal boss out to control the underworld, and an elite group of street-tough cops hell-bent on stopping it all. It has the makings for a classic crime novel--only in this case it's all completely true. The Road to Hell, by investigative journalists Julian Sher and William Marsden, is the most comprehensive, compelling, and painstakingly researched tome to ever chronicle the rise of Canadian biker gangs and the police forces that fight them. The book uses never-before-published police reports, memos, and files from confidential informants to tell the riveting story of a biker war that began in the early 1990s and stretched from Vancouver to Halifax. During one murderous decade, when police and prosecutors failed to first recognize and then subdue the gangs, there were "at least 157 murders, 167 attempted killings and 16 disappearances" attributed to bikers. In the end, the Hells Angels and Maurice "Mom" Boucher, their bloodthirsty barrel-chested criminal Svengali of a leader, reigned supreme. They decimated or absorbed their fellow biker gangs, controlled the flow of drugs through all of Canada's major ports, and ruled the street drug trade. Today, after police finally got organized and hit back, Boucher and other top bikers languish in jail, though their gang still dominates the streets. The Road to Hell tells you how they got there, and does it with the grit, panache, and guts the story deserves. --Craig Silverman

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"(A) tremendous work on the Hells' Angels .... that will raise needed public awareness and denunciation of this threat to our communities."
—Honourable Gord Mackintosh, Minister of Justice/Attorney General, Manitoba

Julian Sher and William Marsden present a thorough, colourful, enlightening account of how various missteps by the justice system helped the Hells [Angels] become the first organized crime organization to operate coast to coast... . With a cast of characters that includes blunt-talking police investigators and dozens of bikers, the book offers a multi-faceted perspective of what was going on behind the scenes among the bikers and those working to bring them to justice during the past decade.”
Canadian Press

“Surprisingly detailed…. Chilling.”
The Daily News (Halifax)

“Pulling no punches…[a]uthors Julian Sher and William Marsden detail Nova Scotia murder plots, contract killings and twisted revenge-filled biker politics, fuelled by the gang’s insatiable desire to control turf.”
The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax)

The Road to Hell: How Biker Gangs Conquered Canada by Montreal journalists Julian Sher and William Marsden…is clearly a case of…truth being stranger than fiction, and Sher and Marsden tell [the] story very well. … Road to Hell is a triumph on several levels. The authors are clearly comfortable with their topic and there’s a sense of indignation and zeal that fuels their story. … Sher and Marsden have managed to write an “important” book that moves with the power and style of a Harley Electra Glide.”
Toronto Star

Praise for “Until You Are Dead” by Julian Sher:
“There have been previous books on the trial of Steven Truscott, but ‘Until You Are Dead’ is the most comprehensive analysis to date. . . . It is difficult to conceive of anything more that could be said in Truscott’s defence.”
The Globe and Mail

“Before there was Donald Marshall, David Milgaard, Guy Paul Morin, Gregory Parsons or Thomas Sophonow, there was Stephen Truscott. [Sher] has uncovered new evidence and written a compelling story detailing how Truscott’s 1959 murder trial was horribly flawed.”
The Vancouver Sun


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4205 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Books (June 11 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003RWS4IS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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