By Stephen Bentley

Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story

A Gripping True Story of Britain’s Biggest Drug Bust

Ever wondered about the life of an undercover cop? 

What it takes to infiltrate a worldwide drugs gang?

What it feels like to live a double life? – to ‘live a lie.’

Read this gripping true story of Britain’s biggest drug bust.


Praise For Undercover

This unflinching memoir by Stephen Bentley opens up a world of drugs, crime, passion, and fear in a way that no other book has ever been able to do: because it’s true. It’s fascinating to wander through his life, as though perched on his shoulder, and it’s astounding to believe that the events that unfold actually happened. Bentley’s sympathetic and yet tough view on those that he met and the people that both helped and hindered him is gripping, and his narrative sweep can sometimes make you forget that this is fact, not fiction. As a lover of crime drama, it’s astonishing to see just what is correct and completely missguided when it comes to the outside world, and I look forward to reading more from Bentley – surely there is more to come?

– Amazon review

UK Best Selling Author

Stephen Bentley

Stephen Bentley is a former police Detective Sergeant and barrister (trial attorney) from the UK. He is now a freelance writer and occasional HuffPost UK contributor on undercover policing and mental health issues. 

His memoir Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story is a frank account of his undercover detective experiences during Operation Julie – an elite group of detectives who successfully investigated one of the world’s largest drugs rings. 

The memoir became a UK bestseller and now translated into Italian. Spanish, and Portuguese. It is available in English in these formats: eBook at Amazon; print in hardcover, paperback, large print at Amazon and all other bookstores, and audiobook at Audible, Amazon, and Apple iTunes.

He writes crime fiction in his Steve Regan Undercover Cop and Detective Matt Deal Thriller series. He has also written an award-winning short story, The Rose Slayer, which has now been published in an anthology of murder mystery short stories titled Death Among Us​​​​​​​, along with over twenty short stories from ten authors. 

When he isn’t writing, Stephen relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family where he now lives often with a cold beer in one hand and a book in the other.

Published Books

Best Seller

Happy Readers

Some Other Books

Who The F*ck Am I?

Book One Steve Regan Undercover Cop Thrillers.


Book Two Steve Regan Undercover Cop Thrillers

Rivers of Blood

Book Three Steve Regan Undercover Cop Thrillers

Coming Soon!

Available For Preorder – Released November 28, 2020

Comfort Zone

A Standalone Suspense Thriller

“What can possibly go wrong? It’s just a parlour game, right?”

As a working class, down to earth Northerner, Phil Mercer has spent many of his fourteen years as a barrister questioning why so-called university friends failed to help him establish a practice at London’s Criminal Bar.

Despite that and colleagues’ professional jealousy, he goes on to achieve success as a fearless defender of society’s less fortunate until his career is threatened by events triggered by something completely out of his control. Figuring his life and career are about to change forever, Mercer strives to find a way to right wrongs by inventing a new parlour game called ‘Comfort Zone.’

At a dinner party surrounded by friends and colleagues he insists they all play the game. He introduces it after dinner as a ‘storytelling game.’

Mercer further explains – “the easy choice is not an option at all. What terrifies you? What scares you shitless? Be brave. Be reckless. You are among friends. What can possibly go wrong? It’s just a parlour game, right?”

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