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Publisher's Summary

As an undercover police officer with the drugs squad, Neil Woods regularly risked his life on the streets, dealing with some of the most violent and unpredictable criminals in Britain.
Good Cop, Bad War is a unique story about a man with a striking ability to infiltrate and extinguish drug gangs but who, as the success of his operations grows, becomes disillusioned with the war on drugs, as he sees how it demonizes those who need help whilst empowering the very worst elements in society. This is an action-packed true-account listen like no other.
©2016 Neil Woods (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
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By RWL on 12-01-16

Not just a good story but a good point well made

Would you consider the audio edition of Good Cop, Bad War to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version so can't compare

What did you like best about this story?

It's a true story and is good in its own right, but it's the truth - the war on drugs is so counterproductive its bleeding obvious to anyone who thinks about it. This is someone who is extremely knowledgeable about his subject and his conclusions are based on practical reality as well as common sense.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The best scenes are the ones where he's a virtual derelict and facing serious violence. Not enjoyable because he's in that state but because I was really impressed with his dedication. Also the scenes where he proves the jobsworth clipboard coppers how badly wrong they are

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were one or two amusing moments, I won't spoil them for you

Any additional comments?

I was riveted to this book. It's depressing that ever more violent criminals are getting ever more powerful thanks to the phony War on Drugs but it's cause for some optimism that at least someone with relevant experience is talking sense. I'd rather my kids brought up in a society run by this guy than with those currently in charge of drug laws. Neil, keep up the good work :)

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By Anonymous User on 11-15-17

incredible exciting and thought provoking book

couldn't leave this tale alone. exciting start to finish and eye opening. a must read

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By mr on 10-13-16


Everything about this story is really interesting and written in such a captivating way that I couldn't stop listening, I'd heard Neil on Scroobius Pip's podcast which led me to this book. The narrater is really good. Highly recommended

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By rachel on 10-21-16


A must read for everyone! Very insightful and thought provoking definetly a book to put on your must read list.

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