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December 11, 2019

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I had high hopes for a book called Expect No Mercy. The subtitle is Outlaws In America’s Waning. It is a thought piece. I think it is an often funny, insightful piece of work.

If you did not already know, by reading this book you will learn that the police play the press like a harmonica. You will learn where the aphorism “If it bleeds it leads” came from. You will learn that the Houston lawyer Paul Looney, who represented a Cossack after the Twin Peaks massacre and who arranged the publication of a Cossacks apology in the Houston Chronicle thinks a Bandido once tried to poison him with a cigar. If you already know all that, I am pretty sure the book can tell you something you did not know before.

The book was the product of my fascination with the way the motorcycle club world evolved to be more of a popular myth than a part of the world people live in. And then the way policeman turned the people who live there into mythic villains.

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Expect No Mercy took two years to write. In November of 2017, after covering the trial of a Bandido named Jake Carrizal in Waco, I wrote on this blog that I expected to publish a book length account of the trial in about six weeks. It didn’t work out that way.

It soon turned out that I did not think I could make people understand how grotesque and unfair the Twin Peaks “Biker Brawl” had been without first giving readers some context in which to put that event. That resulted in a book that is not just about Bandidos and Cossacks but also about Hells Angels, Vagos, Mongols, Pagans Outlaws and Warlocks. It is not just about Jake Carrizal. It is also about Jeff Pike and John Portillo.

The book grew to about 400,000 words. Then I started cutting that down to what it is now, which is about 95,000 words. In the midst of that I testified at a Mongols trial and I wound up starting the narrative of the book at that trial and finishing it, more or less, in Waco. Near the end of that Mongols trial I bleakly began to think of myself as Don Quixote – only instead of picking fights with windmills I kept trying to prove that life was fair. And that went into the book too.

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While I finished the book I neglected this site and lost readers. I used to say that I made a little money from the site but mostly I did it to hold an audience for the books. Now, because of the effort of writing Expect No Mercy I seem to no longer have an audience, the site makes no money and nobody wants to read the new book. Isn’t that ironic? No good deed goes unpunished.

After about two weeks in publication this great white whale I tried to balance on my head has sold a total of 90 copies in both print and electronic editions. Girl Scouts sell more boxes of cookies than that.

A slightly influential book, one that makes Amazon’s Top 100 List, sells about 1,100 copies in paper it’s first month. Out Bad came close to that. A really influential book, one that has the lasting impact of books by Jay Dobyns, Doc Cavazos or William Queen needs to sell about 3,000 books. So far I have sold 60 in paper. So far nobody, none of you who may know who I am and may read this, has written a review of the book on the Amazon. Not a word. The feedback I have gotten so far has been “Hey, do you know your book has the same title as a Nazareth CD?”

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I got a note recently from a motorcycle gang expert. No name. Guerrilla Mail address. He wanted me to take a blog post down and rat some guys out. My favorite part was:

“You busk and panhandle like a depression era bum…. Haven’t you ruined enough cop’s lives? This is my attempt to reason with you. You know that murder is no statute of limitations. You were involved at the very least in two at the Sons of Thunder MC. Touch DNA and means of new techniques to put you in jail for life. I need that manual back. Think on it if you have any brain cells left. Just remember flashbangs go off at 05:00 prompt, and some of the rifles them boys out in California got have awful, awful.”

Fans. I fear he is my typical fan.

I amazes me that I so flummox authoritarians that they must ban my words in the prisons and yet people who are free to read anything they want don’t buy my books. I had intended for Expect No Mercy, which is named for a Bandidos patch not a 70s band, by the way, to tell the public at large what they should know about bikers, outlaws, the government and cops. But the only way that will happen is if the book sells 3,000 copies. Really, that’s the number. Three thousand. How many Bandidos are there? How many Mongols, Angels, Gypsy Jokers, Sons, Vagos, Outlaws, Warlocks? Three thousand? So far Expect No Mercy has sold three percent of that.

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So here I am busking and panhandling like a depression era bum again. If only I had joined the ATF I could now be retired and scraping by on $100,000 a year and some obedient publisher, William Morrow or Crown maybe, would have paid me my book money up front. I wonder how many copies Koz is going to sell.  I wonder what his advance will be.

I don’t make very much money per copy by the way. Even if it does sell 3000 copies this month I am still going to be some guy living below the poverty line and getting threats from morons. Writers don’t make money. Publishers and Amazon make money. You will not be seeing me on CNN or the Bill Maher show. But I really would like to stick it the the people who thought it was just fine to set up a fight at the Twin Peaks and then lie about it

Please be a copy of the book by clicking the cover below. Please read the book. If you like a previous book, if you like Out Bad, I am quite certain you will like this one more. Please tell people what you think of it. If you like it please do what you can to sell some copies. Make your prospect buy it. Tell your kid’s teacher to make her book club buy it. Please don’t let it go down the drain. And for God’s sake would somebody please write a nice review!

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98 Responses to “Buy The Book!”

  1. fayettenamhoe Says:

    buy his fuckinking book you shitheads,
    and learn sumthing

  2. Shovelhead Says:

    fayettenamhoe,

    Thanks for to link to the Melvins. Never heard them before. Now I’m hooked! Think I’ll go smoke one and listen to some more on a different frequency.
    Oh yeah, I bought the book.

  3. fayettenamhoe Says:

    read this book, abbie hohhman would have said “steal this book” what could i say about this book, buy it don’t steal nuthin at all, leave that to this kkkountry? amerikkans are fools, to live within the boundaries of lies, a fucking good book, where are the missing 100 thousand other words, please write them, i threw mine into the wind, punctuation bad, slangwish is a good sand-which when nothing else matters but truth, you got it, thanks for the book, i hope you got your royalty check, nasty
    a word but soulfull writing,all of these shitheads need to read your book, now i take my trip back into the looney bin, maybe next year, i’ll try again, god bless you real runners, and God damn the fakes, b,b,b,b, that’s all folks; fayettenamhoe to hell i go

  4. fayettenamhoe Says:

    shit never shines, flat black fore-ever, no trust, no Love, only the empty bottles and the bitches i fuuck

  5. BigV Says:

    I caught that Fayettenam Hoe: “Buy ’em books, buy ’em books, all they do is rip the covers and eat the pages.”

    Old NC saying about textbooks for schools, source long forgotten.

  6. fayettenamhoe Says:

    a real book, eat them

  7. fayettenamhoe Says:

    good book, finally some one speaks truth to fake justice, justice is fucking blind, thank you MR. Davis, and yes i hate using capital letters, thank you

  8. NoOneInPartiicular Says:

    @fayettenamhoe +1 X2 “learn how fragile you really are” “read this book, up against the wall muther fucker”

  9. fayettenamhoe Says:

    read this book, up against the wall muther fucker, and they will try to make your mug shot worse, no pretty rich fucks involed, they will beat, slug, stomp you, rodney king, RIP,and the piggies, they get off on it, more than us fuckers who try to escape them and that tyranny, fuck me, that’s why i have silencers on my bikes, can’t hear me cumming or going, get down

  10. fayettenamhoe Says:

    buy the god dam book and learn how fragile you really are, the piggies always get a raise, and we be the meat they love to eat, good book, like abbey hoffman V lenny bruce, go man, go

  11. Rusty Says:

    Ordered the book, do you get anything for Kindle downloads?

  12. fayettenamhoe Says:

    read the god dam book you fools

  13. fayettenamhoe Says:

    there ain’t nothing, like, when a group of piggies all dressed in armor come bustingng through the door, i was alone in a bed with a pint of whiskey, who going to die today? who is the threat? the ABC store? them mother fuckers had blood on their minds, all i hasd to was raise my finger, they would have shot me dead, DOA, the harley in the window no one can ride? or maybe my body odor? a bad haircut i never got, the point is, we all shit, don’t shit on me, i hate you fools, learned to self distance long before these desease’s long before HIV, fuck a condom, maybe i lucked out, it was dirty back then, i will be dirty forever

  14. oldskewl Says:

    I’ve read it, so have many brothers in my chapter, it’s a great book no doubt but my favorite is still “Out Bad”.

    OS

  15. fayettenamhoe Says:

    reading is bad, people are stupid, flatblack rules #1, don’t trust whitey, #2 don’t trust whitey,#3 don’t trust anyone, #4 hell is better than heaven, #5 life sucks, get used to it, #6, your on your own baby, #7 no dream is immppossibblle

  16. fayettenamhoe Says:

    READ THIS BOOK you knuckleheads, who don’t even know what a ULH is, read the book , the law does

  17. fayettenamhoe Says:

    yes you are rite, brooke baldwin does have a very pretty face, i would love to fuck her in the ass

  18. fayettenamhoe Says:

    and the worms eat into their brains, fuck amerika, it was taken over a long time ago by facists

  19. fayettenamhoe Says:

    BUY THIS gOD DAM BOOK AND READ IT

  20. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i love the top of page 242,we should give the little piggies a raise for protecting us from the ultimate evil, the piggies themselves,

  21. Freebird Says:

    @ fayettenamhoe

    The worm has definitely turned for you my man….

  22. fayettenahoe Says:

    is this true, a quote on page 110? ( the agent was ATF speacial agent Darrin Kozlowski-Aging Rebel) end quote, fucker say it a’int so, i will use it for toilet paper, they will hunt you down

  23. fayettenamhoe Says:

    read this book, i got the book, man, i’m on page 100, every mutha who rides needs it in their saddlebag, shit man, i read the first 54 pages on the can, my legs went numb, my woman banging on the bathroom door, and i still had to wipe my ass, let me out, GOOD GOD DAM BOOK, my loaded Duo-Glide breaks the scale at 84six, before they was cool, flat black forever, i will read this book twice like the Zen, art of cycle repair, your book, is like a Harley manual, a long must read, thanks man,THANKS MAN, and i hate using capital letters,

  24. fayettenamhoe Says:

    the missing pages are scattered in the wind, and FUCK a KINDLE, pages and paper are real, can always wipe my ass with a dead book, and i hope your get your royalty checks, you deserve them dues, i’ll be lucky to get a knickle, excuse me, i have to feed the dead cat and dogs, piss on their graves

  25. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i just ordered your book man, look forward to reading 253 pages on the toilet, i already know the missing pages, i was a paperboy on hay street, and a witness to the madness you so eloquently describe, it was not a free society, red white and blued upon, life was a missfit, hiding in the shadows, our skin was raw

  26. fayettenamhoe Says:

    400,000 words is better to digest than a cliff-note, the whole history of the movement is hard, like a brick to the head, make them understand, much more than a party or freak show, harley was only the gas to get away, faster but yet so fucking slow you get pulled over any way, no need for colors, freedom was hard to find in a country of false promises, that’s why i got away, i put those silencers on my pan, dissapeared into the wind, can’t hear me coming, won’t hear me going, i’ll buy the book, best wishes to all

  27. fayettenamhoe Says:

    now you have to send me a free copy, and i will give you a copy of mine

  28. fayettenamhoe Says:

    the problem i found is the lack of soul, i was drawn to “freedom riders” we never cared what side you was on, be you white, black, gay, queens, or lesboe, druggies, or gunner veterans, we believed, fought for, that all americans deserve to be free, the message was lost, a real biker was a freak, don’t need no stink’in badge, was an insult

  29. Shovel Says:

    The book was a great read. For bikers “it ain’t over till the Fat Man kicks Stubbs ass.”

  30. NoOneInParticlar Says:

    Ratings are important on Goodreads, but actual reviews make the difference. Please post here too. This site is owned by Amazon.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49004784-expect-no-mercy

  31. gordo Says:

    Rebel

    Books bought

    Ride/write on in the New Year

    Nuff said

  32. oldskewl Says:

    The book has been a hit with everyone I’ve shared it with. Bought four copies and handed them around, so far one has been read cover to cover and two others are about to be completed. They will be handed to other members for reading. Not everyone reads books anymore but those who do loved it.

    OS

  33. Paladin Says:

    Dear Rebel;

    Thank you for an excellent read. I just left you a review on Amazon. Amazon says it may take a day or possibly two to post. And as always, long may you ride.

    Paladin

  34. neggy Says:

    Best 20 bucks I have spent on a book in a while… and I buy a lot of books.

    Great read Mr. Rebel !

  35. Freebird Says:

    Just finished it. Great job Rebel!!!!

    Maybe some day that torch will land in a big pile of Texas cedar

    Let the motherfucker burn

  36. Dusty Says:

    I will buy the book today, I will read it as fast as I can and I will write a review, a good one. Thank you for what you do.

  37. NoOneInParticular Says:

    As well as leaving reviews on Amazon, it is also important to leave reviews on Goodreads. As of tonight there are 12 reviews on Amazon but only one on Goodreads plus 3 ratings and 3 “to-read”s.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49004784-expect-no-mercy?from_search=true&qid=Wvl09XO1nj&rank=7

  38. xplor Says:

    Good book. well researched. though provoking.

  39. troll Says:

    Merry Christmas Rebel
    Sorry to bother you today [I know you won’t see this for a day or three] but I’m computer stupid.Tried to buy a book today ,but my email don’t get along with amazon.Wondered if I can get this at a bookstore or other venue?
    Also ,thank you for keeping my brother Freddy in the hearts and minds of your readers.
    As always, thanks for what you do.
    Troll1% LPDP

  40. Catfish OCNY Says:

    Just ordered. I’m sure it’s awesome, just like the rest of your work Rebel. Merry Christmas to all.

  41. Ride It Wrench It Says:

    Purchased from Amazon and it arrived today. I’ve been reading your articles since 2012 and appreciate the work you do. Have a Very Merry Christmas!

  42. Shovelhead Says:

    Started reading the book, I like your style of writing. Started to make me think…What ever happened to the Coward Kristopher Stone an IO prospect who murdered Zach “Nasty” Tipton a full patch holder of the Black Pistons mc in Florida? Stone was never charged and disappeared. This piece of shit Stone should never find peace, not even on Christmas!

    Respect for 1%ers

  43. Midknight Says:

    Definitely a story that needs to be told and obviously takes tremendous courage to expose the truth of what really went on behind the scenes. You would think a book like this would be a best seller. I have no idea how the book business works but promotion seems to be extremely important. If it wasn’t for this blog I wouldn’t know the book exists. I will do what I can to share the info. Look forward to reading it. Have a Merry Christmas Rebel.

  44. Phuquehed Says:

    I’m still in the early pages of Rebel’s book, but started to get curious about something, so I entered a bunch of the names Rebel has of people in his book, people who were less than heroic, less than having any integrity, all-out lying rats, and generally useless air-wasting fucktards.

    The first name I entered into a pronunciation AI program was Kozlowski, because I wanted to make sure I was pronouncing the name correctly in my head as I read.

    The AI pronunciation program came back with ‘stupid little bitch [stoo-pid lit-l bich]’.

    I thought that was ‘different’, so tried another of the names, Thomas Watkins, again, the AI program popped out ‘stupid little bitch [stoo-pid lit-l bich]’.

    So I went down a list of names and tried every one of them and the program was adament that this was the pronunciation of each of the names. They were:

    Jerry Brown
    Kamala Harris
    John ‘I Am a Lie’ Ciccone
    Michael Kramer
    John Carr
    Jay ‘Cum Chin’ Dobyns
    Kerrie ‘Durh?’ Droban
    Kenneth ‘Twat Lips’ Faderley
    Billy ‘My Name Fits Me’ Queen
    Daniel Horrigan
    Chris ‘I Ride Bitch’ Cervantes
    Doc ‘Snitches R Me’ Cavazos

    All came back with the same pronunciation of each of their names: ‘stupid little bitch [stoo-pid lit-l bich]’

    And this is still early in Rebels book. I’m sure the list will grow larger and the air-wasters who go on the list to see how their names are pronounced will more than likely come up exactly the same as those on this early list.

  45. Shakalak Says:

    I just ordered two paper copies – one for me, one for my dad. Part penance because I don’t check in as often as I used to (I keep hoping to see more about the Sonoma HA case – it is moving slow, but has all the elements), but mostly because I respect and enjoy your writing and the attitude behind it. Thanks.

  46. Floyd Says:

    Just bought the book for my Kindle. Bought the Twin Peaks book too while I was there. More than happy to support the effort you put into your writings. Thanks and have a merry Christmas.

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