From the New York Times bestselling author of Under and Alone comes an intimate and riveting account of federal law-enforcement agent William Queenâ€™s relentless hunt for one of Americaâ€™s most cold-blooded criminals.As an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, William Queen must tackle a number of challenging cases, including going undercover to investigate a group of violent skinheads and infiltrating and busting a ring trafficking in high-powered explosives, drugs, and firearms. In the winter of 1985, he faces his toughest mission to date: he must apprehend Mark Stephens, a notorious narcotics trafficker who has been terrorizing the communities around Los Angeles with frequent rampages involving machine guns and hand grenades. A recluse living in the treacherous backwoods outside the city, Stephens is a cunning survivalist. Nobody has been able to catch him, but Queen is determined to take him down. Queenâ€™s unique expertise is not taught in any police academy or ATF training seminarâ€“he honed his outdoorsman abilities as a kid. Stephens may have finally met his match in the unwavering Queen, who is adept at hunting and trapping and living for weeks in the wild. Queen will use these skillsâ€“along with surveillance, confidential informants, and intelligence gatheringâ€“as he doggedly tracks his dangerous quarry, a chase that culminates in a gripping showdown high in the San Bernardino Mountains.A fascinating look into the daily life of an ATF agent and a taut portrayal of a monthlong manhunt, Armed and Dangerous depicts a classic race against timeâ€“lawman versus outlawâ€“in a harrowing true story of life-or-death suspense.From the Hardcover edition.