Good Cop, Bad War Good Cop, Bad War

Good Cop, Bad War

    • 4.5 • 147 Ratings
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Publisher Description

'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.

18 August
Ebury Publishing

Customer Reviews

bookend9 ,

Highly recommend

Superb account and changed my perspective

Matt79alpine ,

Excellent book

An incredibly gripping book, born out of experience and honest logic. A must read!

Daz Doe ,

My younger brother is a victim exactly as described

I enjoy books like this and found it an excellent read, the undercover work was exciting and at times unputdownable.
When Neil left the police and pursued a life of changing the course of the fight against drugs, I was riveted and it is pure proven logic. I had a career in the Military, while I was away my younger brothers life turned sadly to drugs, he has been in & out of prison and is the mirror image of the troubled victims that Neil describes.
It is in fact almost to me like so many jobs in the Police are reliant on the war on drugs, positions are probably engineered along with technology budgets etc, they are not the correct solution to change the war completely, then again can the change be quick like a complete reversal? Or will it need to play out over years of red tape and frustrating politics?
It is blinding obvious is that Neil is 100% correct, I wish you good luck with your pursuit of change, and like many good leaders you have came up from the shop floor, so you are better placed than anyone to put truth and logic to a massive global problem.
Good luck for the future.

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