Stephen Bentley con Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story (English Edition)
You ever wondered what it takes to be an undercover cop?
To infiltrate a worldwide drugs gang? To live a double life?
A gripping true story of Britain's biggest drug bust. Read this bestselling book now and get inside the head of a real undercover cop, an infiltrator, some would say a spycop.
The author and his book have featured on BBC Newsnight, BBC Wales News, BBC Radio 4 World At One and BBC Five Live; and also in London's Guardian and Sunday Express newspapers.
It is now translated into two foreign languages and also available as an audio book.
What was Operation Julie?
In March 1978, at the culmination of Operation Julie, fifteen defendants, including doctors, research chemists, a writer, and "professional" drug dealers were sentenced to a combined total of one hundred and twenty four years imprisonment.
Operation Julie is still today the point of reference for all British undercover operations and training. In 2011, the BBC claimed this massive and unique police operation was the start of the war on drugs.
The author, Stephen Bentley, was one of four undercover detectives engaged on Operation Julie, one of the world's largest drug busts. Together with his undercover partner, he infiltrated the gang producing around 90 percent of the world's LSD and uncovered a plot to import huge quantities of Bolivian cocaine into the UK.
The author operated in the era of no undercover training. He improvised as he went along. He was a pioneer infiltrator left to his own devices.
The underworld knew the author as Steve Jackson. How did he successfully infiltrate the two gangs? Did he have to take drugs, and how did 'living a lie' affect him?
The author also practised as a London barrister for fourteen years. He brings his forensic abilities to bear in this book when writing on the issues of the 'war on drugs' and the future of undercover policing in the UK.