Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story
In 2011, the BBC claimed Operation Julie was a massive and unique police operation that started the war on drugs. Stephen Bentley was one of four undercover detectives engaged on Operation Julie, one of the world's largest drug busts. Get inside the head of an undercover detective! More
Operation Julie is still today the point of reference for all British undercover operations and training. In 2011, the BBC claimed this massive and unique police operation was the start of the war on drugs.
Stephen Bentley was one of four undercover detectives engaged on Operation Julie, one of the world's largest drug busts. Together with his undercover partner, he infiltrated the gang producing around 90 percent of the world's LSD and uncovered a plot to import huge quantities of Bolivian cocaine into the UK.
The underworld knew the author as Steve Jackson. How did he successfully infiltrate the two gangs? Did he have to take drugs, and how did 'living a lie' affect him?
Discover the answers and get inside the mind of Steve Jackson, undercover detective.
A fascinating, straightforward, honest account of an insider who was in truth an outsider... a tale of outrageous greed, lust, violence and bravery of a few men who had an admirable goal and how they managed it. An insider’s perspective of the drug trade, told with charm, intelligence, and at times humor, by a talented man, uniquely qualified to dish the real story, who above all was an honest decent man. Just a plain good read. - Review excerpt
Brilliant book, I couldn't put it down and was gutted to finish it last night. Wonderfully written. It provides an insight into life in the late 70s and the expectations placed on undercover officers at the time. A must-read, you won't be disappointed. Liz
Great read really insightful really written well. Philip Danaher
This is the stuff of legend , a blinding good read ! Highly recommended, funny, witty as well as serious & insightful a real page turner ! Thanks. Emma J
Just knowing that the author, Stephen Bentley, was one of the two detectives assigned to go undercover in an operation which not only spanned the globe, but put his life in peril on a minute-by-minute and day-to-day basis as he infiltrated a drug cartel. 'Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story' is a thriller of epic proportions. I highly recommend it, not only for the thrill of Bentley's dangerous assignment, but as a history lesson in international drug culture. Anne Carmichael
A compelling and very well written book by an extremely courageous police officer. An excellent read! Kenny
Masterfully told by undercover officer Stephen Bentley, this isn't a run of the mill sensationalist true crime book. Dive underneath the visible parts of the water and into the murky depths as you are pulled along through not just the operation but the aftermath, both personal and public. A must read for true crime lovers and historians alike. I cannot recommend this book enough. It was a very enjoyable read. Liliyana
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