Books By Stephen Bentley

Books By Stephen Bentley

Latest Release – Now on Pre-Order

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Available through Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and other online stores through this Books2Read link. Amazon Kindle Store to be added soon.

Amazon or Other Bookstores – Your Choice


All books by Stephen Bentley may be purchased in any format in any Amazon market place including Kindle versions, paperback and audiobook versions. The link below will take you to my Amazon Author page in your market place.There you will find all of my books listed for purchase or download.

Stephen Bentley Amazon Author Page Universal Link

Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story (2nd edition) is enrolled in Kindle Unlimited so if you have a subscription, you may read it through KU.


Books2Read is an online store with a catalog of all my books. Every book has a list of links to all book retailers including Amazon. In effect it means you can locate any of my eBooks in all formats in any major online store worldwide.

Paperbacks are exclusive to Amazon and audiobooks through Audible are available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.

I have republished the 1st edition in digital format only as simply Undercover. It may be purchased through using this link at Books2Read. It’s available at Apple iBooks, Kobo, Playster, and other online stores. That digital version also retains the original book cover as seen below. It is a substantially different book to the Amazon exclusive second edition, but still a good read.


Republished First Edition Cover

Translated editions of ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story’ are also available through Books2Read and Amazon. At present it is available in Portuguese and Spanish with Italian soon to follow.

The Steve Regan Undercover Cop Trilogy

The series is available at Books2Read and Amazon.

Non Fiction

All my non fiction books are sold through Books2Read except the Amazon exclusive second edition of Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.

Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story

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Second Edition Cover and only available on Amazon


An Amazon UK #1 Bestseller on at least six separate occasions in four distinct categories since first published.

Amazon Blurb

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. – Book Review

Amazon UK #1 Bestseller in three separate categories on three separate occasions since first published [Edit: now four as on 30/06/2018]

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.

“An insider’s perspective of the drug trade, told with charm, intelligence, and at times humour, by a talented man, uniquely qualified to dish the real story.” – Review Excerpt

“This is no TV crime drama where the good guys and the bad guys are easily identifiable and where the crime is solved in an hour of air time. In the real life story of Operation Julie, the defining lines are not so clear and I found myself intrigued by the friendship that developed between Mr. Bentley and one of the men he was investigating, wondering just how he would resolve this difficult situation when the final denouement took place.” – Review Excerpt

“Fascinating insight into the murky world of undercover police work and the even murkier world of drug dealing. Stephen Bentley is brutally honest, and comes over as an engaging if slightly flawed character. The writing is good and the tale is fast paced and keeps you gripped, the characterisation is excellent.” – 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 – Amazon UK Review

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It’s available on Amazon (all market places) in paperback, Kindle and as an audio book.