Dangerous People, Dangerous Places by Norman Parker
There are places in the world that are run by gangsters, terrorists and guerilla groups, who live only by their own violent code. Few who have been there are prepared to speak about what they have seen...but Norman Parker is one of them. While serving 24 straight years in prison for murder and manslaughter, Norman gained a degree in criminology. He emerged from prison a changed man and, in his bestselling Parkhurst Tales series, graphically detailed the cruel realities of life on the inside. In Dangerous People, Dangerous Places, he turns his attention to the world's most terrifying organisations - from notorious drug dealers and violent gangs, to coldblooded professional killers and terrorists who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. To seek them out he travelled from London to Colombia, and Haiti to Israel. He uncovered stories of violence and corruption - both at home and abroad - and he relates them with the insight that comes from spending decades alongside Britain's most dangerous criminals. Written with compelling frankness, this is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the darkest corners and the most dangerous characters on the planet.