CATCHING HELL: New Release
Jay Dobyns was hired by ATF on a Monday in 1987. 4 days later he was shot point-blank in the back by a criminal suspect. The bullet traveled through his lung and exited his chest. He was 26 years old.
While in the hospital, he rejected offers from attorneys who promised millions of dollars in a lawsuit against his agency.
He rushed back to work and for the next 27 years, enthusiastically accepted every dirty and dangerous assignment possible. Some days he succeeded, on others, he failed, but all he ever wanted to do was to defend and protect people who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, do that for themselves. Every morning when his alarm clock went off he was excited to investigate violent crime on behalf of the American public.
Death threats mounted from street criminals. At a point in time three international crime syndicates held contracts to murder him, gang rape his wife, torture his teenage daughter and kidnap his adolescent son.
He was again shot in the back. This time not by a suspect, but by the government and executives he worked for; abandoned and marginalized, the threats and dangers ignored.
In 2008, his home was destroyed by an arsonist. Jay’s wife and kids were inside and narrowly escaped. Jay’s bosses attempted to frame him as the arsonist and thus, someone willing to murder his own family by fire.
What came next was corruption and cover-up of proportions that few would ever believe our government was capable of. This is his true story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jay Dobyns was a federal agent for 27 years before retiring in 2014. He achieved worldwide notoriety as one of history’s most daring undercover operators during high-octane missions targeting America’s violent crime. Often playing the role of a shrewdly-calculating hitman or mob debt collector infiltrating scores of deadly criminal enterprises while living among street and prison gangs, anti-government extremists, gunrunning groups, drug traffickers and organized crime members, bomb builders, home invasion robbery crews and “murder-for-hire” suspects. A defense attorney once described Jay as: “…a government-trained ‘Predator’ repeatedly sent on seek and destroy missions in search of drugs, guns, and violence, with instructions to succeed at any cost and without regard for the agent himself or those he crosses paths with.” Jay is perhaps best known for his landmark effort against the notorious Hells Angels. He was the first-ever lawman to defeat the gang’s multilayered security measures getting inside to become a member of their legendary Skull Valley charter.
Jay’s book about that investigation – No Angel, My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels – is a New York Times and international bestseller.
His follow-up book – Catching Hell, A True Story of Abandonment and Betrayal – is a memoir that details the events of his life and career.
Jay is a highly-sought public speaker relating his unique experiences to corporate audiences and providing training for law enforcement events across the country.
AUTHORS WEBSITE: www.jaydobyns.com
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