And the winners are … DRUM ROLL …

Nancy P of Florida, United States of America who wins the hardcover edition.

Lexi Paige of Texas, United States of America who wins a paperback edition.

Nancy and Lexi were chosen at random from the entries in my Rafflecopter giveaway. The first prize was a spanking brand new hardcover edition of my bestseller Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story. It should be on the way to her shortly and I do hope it gives her enjoyable reading material during these difficult times.

Second prize was the paperback edition of Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.

I recently reduced the price of the Kindle version to $2.99 and £2.49 respectively with the reductions applied to all currencies in all Kindle stores worldwide.

Click the link above for a preview of the book. This is a recent Amazon (US) review.

Michael Compton

Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This account of an historic police investigation that led to the breakup of a massive LSD manufacturing and distribution operation in 1970s Britain is told in brilliant, first-hand detail by author Stephen Bentley, one of the undercover cops who lived it. Operation Julie, as it was called, was a 2-1/2-year investigation that culminated in 1977 with the breakup of two drug rings, 120 arrests in France and the UK, and the confiscation of a £100 million worth of LSD. For readers who tend to think the drug war begins and ends in North and South America, this book is a real education, filled with unique characters and “you are there” accounts of what many have characterized as the opening salvo in the War on Drugs. It is almost like three books in one, the first being the author’s personal narrative of Operation Julie and its aftermath; the second a tutorial on the ins and outs of undercover police work; and the third a meditation on the legalization of drugs. Although the three themes are interwoven throughout, there are discrete sections dedicated to each topic. I would especially recommend this book to anyone in law enforcement, as it provides insight that only an “old pro” could deliver, but the general reader will also find this story interesting, informative, and entertaining. Bentley is a real raconteur, and he relates his experiences–going all the way back to his day as a ‘beat cop’—in short, punchy, vignettes. Some are funny, some are frightening, but they are all marked by the kind of vivid details that could only come from someone who was there. The scenes of 1960s and ‘70s Liverpool, London, and Wales come alive in brilliant snapshots—so much so that I wish the author would write a full-blown memoir of that unique era that took Britain from the Merseybeat to punk rock. At heart, this is a deeply personal story, and the author lays it all out on the line, from his death-defying exploits as “Steve Jackson,” hippie drug dealer, to his clashes with the law enforcement establishment and his long struggle to return to a normal life. A fascinating read.

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