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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Queen, Douglas Century Narrator: Charles Kahlenberg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9780739344170
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Under and Alone comes an intimate and riveting account of federal law-enforcement agent William Queen’s relentless hunt for one of America’s most cold-blooded criminals.

As an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, William Queen must tackle a number of challenging cases, including going undercover to investigate a group of violent skinheads and infiltrating and busting a ring trafficking in high-powered explosives, drugs, and firearms. In the winter of 1985, he faces his toughest mission to date: he must apprehend Mark Stephens, a notorious narcotics trafficker who has been terrorizing the communities around Los Angeles with frequent rampages involving machine guns and hand grenades. A recluse living in the treacherous backwoods outside the city, Stephens is a cunning survivalist. Nobody has been able to catch him, but Queen is determined to take him down. Queen’s unique expertise is not taught in any police academy or ATF training seminar–he honed his outdoorsman abilities as a kid. Stephens may have finally met his match in the unwavering Queen, who is adept at hunting and trapping and living for weeks in the wild. Queen will use these skills–along with surveillance, confidential informants, and intelligence gathering–as he doggedly tracks his dangerous quarry, a chase that culminates in a gripping showdown high in the San Bernardino Mountains.

A fascinating look into the daily life of an ATF agent and a taut portrayal of a monthlong manhunt, Armed and Dangerous depicts a classic race against time–lawman versus outlaw–in a harrowing true story of life-or-death suspense.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Gripping . . . fascinating and well-told, creating a vivid picture of the risks in undercover work. Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Fraught, shivery fun that will paint you to your chair . . . The narrative [rolls] toward a finale sure to rachet up readers’ anxiety levels. Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/26/2013

    " Although this book was pretty interesting, I kept comparing it to Queen's first book Under and Alone. This book really didn't compare to the first. I still learned a lot and came away with a increased respect for federal law enforcement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bella | 2/6/2013

    " Too short and the print was too big, dammit! I read this on vacation so it was over way too fast. I want to re-read his other fascinating book on his 2 years undercover in the Mongols Motorcycle gang. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 6/15/2012

    " This book was interesting and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 5/1/2011

    " An interesting memoir from a real-life special agent for the ATF. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Hickman | 4/8/2011

    " Very good read! Extremely interesting story about the determination of one ATF Agent who makes it his personal goal to apprehend a very violent criminal.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 7/10/2008

    " Being familiar with the areas talked about, it was easy to visualize all this going on. Denny's in woodland hills, Taft high shutdown, traffic in downtown. Ventura, San bernadino mountains, it was something. Mongols and the copspeak felt like I was there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 6/16/2008

    " This book was interesting and a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adela | 5/7/2008

    " Too short and the print was too big, dammit! I read this on vacation so it was over way too fast. I want to re-read his other fascinating book on his 2 years undercover in the Mongols Motorcycle gang. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/25/2007

    " Although this book was pretty interesting, I kept comparing it to Queen's first book Under and Alone. This book really didn't compare to the first. I still learned a lot and came away with a increased respect for federal law enforcement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 7/29/2007

    " Very good read! Extremely interesting story about the determination of one ATF Agent who makes it his personal goal to apprehend a very violent criminal.. "

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