Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire Ned Aiken was set up for a quiet life. After falling into the biker world almost by accident, rising through the ranks of a major motorcycle gang and eventually betraying them to the FBI in return for indemnity and witness protection, Ned chafes at his boring mailroom job and the cheap apartment where the Feds make him live. Babysat by a slovenly field agent, insulted and bullied by the bosses he hates, the corporate culture at the bottom of the ladder doesn’t suit the innocent-looking twenty-something used to commanding the respect of thugs and living the free-wheeling lifestyle of a drug dealer. Cornered into a delivery job by some sketchy co-workers, Ned soon finds himself neck-deep with the Russian mafia. Sophisticated, violent, and possessing a code of honor that doesn’t always translate to their North American associates, these are a class of criminal for whom borders and restraint are merely minor problems to be overcome. Aiken, grateful for the money and restrain are merely minor problems to be overcome. Aiken, grateful for the money and addicted to the excitement, find that juggling his FBI handler and avoiding the Sons of Satan who want him dead prove to be more difficult than he initially thought. Especially as his usefulness to the Russians and his responsibilities—and personal risk—grow. This time focusing on the true-to-life operations of the Russian mafia, their culture and incredible sphere of power and influence, bestselling author Jerry Langton takes readers deep into the inner workings of their criminal empire. You won’t find their names in any newspapers or magazines, but you will understand how—and why—the Russian mob has become one of the most powerful forces in the international underworld.
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Rating||4/5 (01 users)|