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Description - The Filth by Duncan MacLaughlin

For the first time ever, a senior detective and undercover agent has broken rank to reveal the stark reality of life in the police force today. Duncan MacLaughlin was one of New Scotland Yard's elite. In a career spanning more than two decades he served in both the Central Drugs Squad and the Regional Crime Squad - Britain's equivalent of the FBI. Trained in SAS covert techniques, his expertise lay in money laundering and undercover surveillance and he walked a dangerous tightrope that could have got him killed at any moment. Infamous cases in which he was involved include the investigation of Kenneth Noye, the pursuit of kidnap victim Stephanie Slater and the slaying of PC Keith Blakelock. He also penetrated international drugs cartels and nailed the ruthless barons who controlled them. Filled with black humour, gritty slang and investigative detail that only an ex-copper could reveal, MacLaughlin's story is a riveting insight into the world of serious crime that is both thrilling and frightening. With shocking behind-the-scenes stories that you'll never read in the papers or see on Crimewatch, The Filth is the true story about working on the dark side of the streets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840186697
ISBN-10: 1840186690
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Duncan MacLaughlin

The Filth is Duncan McLaughlin's first book. In addition to writing, MacLaughlin is a director of Saraigh Ltd, an investigation company he formed to undertake enquiries worldwide. He currently divides his time between homes in England and America. William Hall is a celebrated writer, broadcaster, film critic and show business journalist. His published works include biographies of celebrities such as James Dean, Norman Wisdom and Frankie Howard, as well as Raising Caine, the critically acclaimed biography of Michael Caine.