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Good Cop, Bad War By Neil Woods

Good Cop, Bad War
by Neil Woods

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you're only ever a different version of yourself.'Neil Woods spent fourteen years (1993-2007) infiltrating drug gangs as an undercover policeman, befriending and gaining the trust of some of the most violent, unpredictable criminals in Britain.
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Good Cop, Bad War by Neil Woods

'Undercover, you're never just acting; you're only ever a different version of yourself.' Neil Woods spent fourteen years (1993-2007) infiltrating drug gangs as an undercover policeman, befriending and gaining the trust of some of the most violent, unpredictable criminals in Britain. But Neil was never your stereotypical gung-ho, tough-guy copper. This is the story of how a thoughtful, idealistic character learned to use his empathetic nature to master some of the roughest, most dangerous work in law enforcement. There was no training, no manual and no plan for when things went wrong; he was just dropped at a corner and told to make connections. But, inevitably, having swords thrust against his jugular, witnessing beatings, stabbings, and gangsters burning suspected rats with acid took its toll. Drawing on Neil's experiences, with the insight that can only come from having fought on the front lines, GOOD COP, BAD WAR is at once a narrative-driven true crime read and a fascinating story of a character under pressure.

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Good Cop, Bad War Reviews


"This is the best book ever written about the British war on drugs." -- Johann Hari
"Gripping expose of the disastrous reality of the drug war" -- Decca Aitkenhead * Guardian *

About Neil Woods


Neil Woods spent fourteen years (1993-2007) infiltrating drug gangs as an undercover police officer - befriending and gaining the trust of some of the most violent, unpredictable criminals in Britain. With the insight that can only come from having fought on its front lines, Neil came to see the true futility of the War on Drugs - that it demonises those who need help, and only empowers the very worst elements in society. Neil is on the board of LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership) in the US and is the Chair of LEAP in the UK. LEAP is an organisation made up exclusively of law enforcement professionals, past and present, who campaign for drug law reforms. He has also starred in Channel 4 Drugs Live.

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GOR008007216
Good Cop, Bad War by Neil Woods
Neil Woods
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2017-03-09
320
1785032704
9781785032707
N/A
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