Time for you to grab a bargain! Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story will be on Kindle Countdown on Amazon UK starting March 9, 2018. The regular Kindle price is £4.99. Here is how it works –

8 am March 9  £0.99

8 am March 10 £1.99

8 am March 11 £2.99

8 am March 12 £3.99

8 am March 13 £4.99 (back to original regular price)

Please put it in your diary and buy at a bargain price.


For those of you anxiously waiting for the audiobook version to be released – it should be available very soon.

As a reminder of some of the fantastic reviews of my book, I reproduce the last two here:

on 4 March 2018
Before reading this book I didn’t know much about ‘Operation Julie’ – a major mid- 1970s UK police investigation into the production of LSD by two drugs gangs – but was interested in the impact of undercover work. (As a journalist and TV producer I’ve known several people who have carried out undercover investigations). The author gives an insightful and detailed account of his time working undercover with a colleague in a Welsh village as they gathered intelligence and gained the trust of various drugs gang members. Without giving too much away about the story background, or the way events were handled both before and after the subsequent court case, the book is a ‘must read’ for anyone working undercover whether in policing or investigative journalism. The writing style is easy to read – despite the complexity of the subject and the intricate layers of investigation – and the additional material provided at the end of the latest edition is well worth a read. Even though technology has changed the way undercover investigations are carried out, the fundamentals remain the same. You become a different character, bond with people to get information and (as in the case of the author) can be left mentally reeling from this, especially when you have got to know and even developed a likeness for some of the gang members you are investigating. The longer term psychological impact can be devastating and the author writes movingly about this. Given the more recent high profile stories of undercover police work, this story remains relevant today. For the insights into undercover work alone, it gets my rating.
on 21 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsA very self-aware autobiography
ByChuck Ambroseon February 19, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
A valuable insight into the life of a cop who was thrust – without training for the role – into an eight-month deep cover assignment, and who ended up playing a crucial role in the largest investigation and seizure of LSD in the history of the UK. Worth reading for purposes of police management as well as a debate on national drug policies.
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