Episode 194 - Jay Dobyns


Jay Dobyns was a federal agent for twenty-seven 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 Hell’s 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 bestselling memoir that details the events of his life and career.

Jay's Catching Hell training for law enforcement groups and his Dent the Universe program for corporate audiences are delivered nationwide.

Jay’s Website:


Jay’s Books:

No Angel

Catching Hell

Other Recommended Books:

The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader - Jason Redman and John Bruning

Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story - Landon J Napoleon

Recommended Movies:

The Rider

The Mustang