Book Reviews of Into the Devil's Den: How an FBI Informant Got Inside the Aryan Nations and a Special Agent Got Him Out Alive

Into the Devil's Den: How an FBI Informant Got Inside the Aryan Nations and a Special Agent Got Him Out Alive
Into the Devil's Den How an FBI Informant Got Inside the Aryan Nations and a Special Agent Got Him Out Alive
Author: Dave Hall, Tym Burkey, Katherine Ramsland
ISBN-13: 9780345496942
ISBN-10: 0345496949
Publication Date: 4/15/2008
Pages: 320
Edition: 1
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this in practically one sitting. It reads like a suspense novel...the narrative goes back and forth between Dave Hall, the informant and Tym Burkey, the FBI agent. It's a fascinating look into the minds and hearts of white supremacists; not a pleasant place to be. I would describe this as chilling and gripping.
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Liked, but didn't love this book. It becomes quite repetitive in spots but has an interesting premise. An FBI informant is created from a guy who is just drifting around the edges of outlaw society. His writing, which alternates with that of the agent who manages him, is in a totally different voice. I think that is what makes for most of the interest in the book - how they view things differently yet work toward the same goal. As the informant gets deeper and deeper into the world of anti-government and white power groups he finds the attitudes he's forced to mimic greatly disturb him, yet he manages to carry out his mission. A good read.