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Gangs: A Journey into the Heart of the British Underworld

Tony Thompson

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True crime, Prose: non-fiction

The explosive follow-up to the expose GANGLAND BRITAIN.

Organised crime is big industry in Britain. The number of gangland murders, shootings and kidnappings, along with the levels of drug trafficking, people smuggling and money laundering, have all experienced phenomenal growth. Multi million drug deals and vicious turf wars have spread out from the inner cities and now affect even the most rural communities. The day-to-day impact of organised crime on our lives has never been greater.

In GANGS, award-winning author Tony Thompson takes us on a gripping journey into the underworld. From Triad human traffickers in Dover and ecstasy factory owners in Liverpool, to Albanian vice barons in London and gun-toting teenage crack dealers in Birmingham, GANGS reveals the inside story of contemporary organised crime.

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Praise for Gangs: A Journey into the Heart of the British Underworld

  • Fascinating ... Thompson has a keen eye for the whimsical side of orchestrated illegality - Observer

  • From snakeheads to yardies, kidnap to cocaine, Tony Thompson provides a vivid account of our country's underbelly. Amid the explosion in 'crim-porn' publishing over the last decade Tony Thompson has been a lone voice adding some much needed perspective. 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

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Tony Thompson

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.

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