Tony Thompson, bestselling author of GANGS, returns to the killing streets and takes us to the heart of UK gang culture.
The landscape of British organised crime has changed beyond all recognition over the last five years. Youth violence, the drug trade and rising levels of gun crime are rarely out of the news. The country also continues to experience an influx of powerful foreign criminal syndicates who are establishing operations here in order to take advantage of Britain s global connections.
Beginning on the troubled streets of the inner cities, Gang Land takes its readers on a journey up through the underworld hierarchy until it finally reaches the very highest levels, occupied by elusive and shadowy Mr Big characters.
Written using a mix of personal experiences, undercover work, primary research and cutting edge investigation, this fully updated paperback edition of Gang Land sheds new light onto this highly secretive, often terrifying and utterly fascinating world.
Shocking . . . Fascinating and slightly scary reading - Sun
An extraordinary book - Donal MacIntyre, BBC Radio 5 Live
Praise for GANGS - :
Fascinating ... Thompson has a keen eye for the whimsical side of orchestrated illegality - Observer
In the best tradition of the crime beat reporter, Thompson goes down the mean streets of the most insalubrious parts of Britain so we don't have to. - Word magazine
Detailed and thoroughly riveting ... always grimly honest and provides an intensely readable and vivid first-hand account of criminals' lives and the impact of their activities on society - Herald
Tony Thompson is the bestselling author of Gangland Britain and Gangs, and is widely regarded as one of Britain's top true-crime writers. He has twice been nominated for the prestigious Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction, winning the coveted title in 2001 for his book The Infiltrators. He is the former crime correspondent for the Observer and appears regularly on both television and radio as an expert on matters of crime.