A Steve Regan Undercover Cop Thriller
Based on a true story and inspired by the author’s real-life undercover days and bestselling memoir, his debut crime fiction story brings to life Steve Regan, a laid-back badass undercover cop in the Steve Regan Undercover Cop trilogy.
The title of Book One in the series is a nod to identity confusion often experienced by cops who are deep undercover.
As Regan goes deep undercover, he starts to have problems separating reality from fiction. He works in a world of duplicity leading to the ultimate question: How does Regan know people are who they say they are?
Tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can help a loved one, Regan wonders whether he can go 'rogue' and cross the line.
Regan infiltrates a South American cartel headed up by a Miami-based Mob-connected drug lord. Becoming involved in a million-dollar cocaine deal escalates the dangers of working undercover.
On his return to the United Kingdom from Miami, Regan discovers a plot to kill a leading barrister. Is this linked to the Mob and drug cartel?
Faced with a race against time through London to prevent the barrister’s murder, Regan is confronted by more questions and threats to his life. Just how far will the Mob go to protect its interests? You will be shocked to discover the measures these gangsters will use to stay free and out of jail.
If you like hard-boiled crime fiction or are a Jack Reacher fan, this book is for you. Original-concept crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop!
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Pat McDonald on Amazon wrote:
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2019
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Absolutely loved it, knowledge of all the worlds covered was apparent. Infused with the colloquial British humour.
One to recommend and re read in the future
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
I knew when I read the author’s first book Undercover: Operation Julie although non-fiction that he could make the transition to writing fiction; I was right. He has an ease of language that lends itself to storytelling; he tells it as if he was there in the plot and why shouldn’t he having been an undercover cop in the real world? Not that Steve Reagan is meant to be him, but having the experience means he can do whatever he wants with his fictional characters and they will always be believable. Wasn’t too sure about the title until I began to read it and hope it doesn’t put people off from reading this book. Thrown into an undercover world where the Legend (who you are meant to be) is created for you it’s only a matter of time before the one starts to interfere with the other and you ask that question.
There aren’t many crime authors who could write a scene where a big gangland mobster puts a hand to your head as if it were a gun and simulates a close contact assassination that is frighteningly real except someone who has been there and done that!
The book is three dimensional, it’s not merely a descriptive adventure into the shady world of the criminal, it’s multi-layered and analytical which is often missing from other crime author’s work. I was extremely impressed by the prose. His characterisation verges on exceptional as is their interaction with each other. Stephen Bentley is a real contender in the world of crime writing, I hope he sticks at it. I think he has a real gift and insight into the criminal mind which I would love him to explore. Pat McDonald British Crime author.