Mike’s arrival in London coincided with the explosion in crack cocaine use. In the early 1990s, Yardies – criminal gangs from Jamaica and the USA - flooded into the capital, starting in Battersea, where they brought all manner of guns with them, along with a live-fast die-young attitude. Rivals were ruthlessly eliminated and whole neighbourhoods fell under the control of drug gangs. Mike and his police colleagues fought back with extraordinary valour and inventiveness and with the support of the local community they started to turn the tide – but then came the unthinkable crime: the murder in 1993 of PC Patrick Dunne, one of Mike’s colleagues, by Gary Nelson, aka ‘Tyson’, a criminal the national press described as ‘the most dangerous man ever to walk to the streets of Britain.’ Mike was drawn into the long and exceptionally dangerous hunt for Nelson that would go on to cost the life of another police officer.
Crime Squad takes readers on an unforgettable ride as Mike, an innocent lad from the Yorkshire Dales, learns to grow up fast and stay alive on the mean streets of London.
A portion of the proceeds from every book sold will go to Care of Police Survivors (COPS), a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives whilst on duty. ukcops.org
It's one of those books, you can't say to much about what it is about for spoiling it for others, but the look back over policing in a very different time was interesting.
This is not a fictional story, but does read like one in parts. This is about a police life through some of the tough policing times of the 80s.
This is interesting, when you want something a little different to read.
It's also an easy read, and didn't take to long to read, being just short of 300 pages.
It seems these authors have written quite a number of books between the, and looking into them, I'd say they are probably some books there I will read at a later date.