The Mammoth Book of Undercover Cops contains edgy revelations and revealing first-hand accounts, including the inspirations for popular TV dramas as diverse as 'The Wire', 'The Sopranos' and 'Life on Mars'. Terrorists, criminal gangs, drug-dealing lawyers, solitary psychos and suspected serial killers all feature as the intended targets in these cops’ tales.
Using fake identities and complex back-stories, dependent on teamwork to keep one step away from exposure, torture and death, the subjects of this book describe in vivid detail what it is like to cultivate contacts and gather evidence in major prosecutions: in the UK, Northern Ireland, the USA and around the world.
About the Author
Paul Copperwaite has worked in book publishing for several years and is the author of twelve titles on a diverse range of subjects, most recently Pop Charts and Movie Charts. He began to research the criminal underworld while working as an editor in London.
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Series: Mammoth Books
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 3rd November 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.32