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I gave up after 3 hours of listening. It's a bunch of micro-stories that barely follow the loose plot and jump around from minute to minute. It's very hard to follow along.
Fascinating glimpse into the fight by a few good cops against the ever-rising tide of drug merchants in a north London borough. The drug squad's success in the face of bureaucratic and institutional apathy, and downright ineptitude, is, I think, a testament to their dedication and the author's leadership... or at least that's how the story reads. I've queued up his next book "Baby X" to see where he goes from here. Damian Lynch is fast becoming one of my favourite narrators.
I work in a Drug and Alcohol rehab, so I was not too shocked at the awful stories about the adicts in this book (sad though they are), what shocks and pulls you in is the gritty and honest way the book has been written, the trully disturbing politics surrounding the whole official approach to tackling the issue (ignorance and disinterest) and the determination of this one copper to sort it out no matter what!
And it still goes on
If you have read this far... then it is a must-read, unputdownable, supprisingly addictive book.
Roll on the movie....
Much better than I ever expected it could be.
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I like this book for several reasons;
- Glimpse inside war on drugs. Politics, means, methods.
- Filled with anecdotes - true I suppose.
- Horrific & informative regarding cracks addictiveness.
- Good pace & flow, never boring.
- Good narration.
- Suitable length.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful