Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story by Stephen Bentley | Book Review


In a Liverpool night club, the Canadian mobster said, "Are you guys cops?"
Steve Jackson heard him. His blood ran cold.
Jackson wasn't his real name. He was an undercover cop.
Ever wondered about the life of an undercover cop?
What it takes to infiltrate a worldwide drugs gang?
What it feels like to live a double life? – To ‘live a lie.’
Read this gripping true story of Britain's biggest drug bust.
In March 1978, at the culmination of Operation Julie, fifteen defendants, including doctors, research chemists, a writer, and "professional" drug dealers were sentenced to a combined total of one hundred and twenty four years imprisonment.
Operation Julie is still today the point of reference for all British undercover operations and training. In 2011, the BBC claimed this massive and unique police operation was the start of the war on drugs.
The author, Stephen Bentley, was one of four undercover detectives engaged on Operation Julie, one of the world's largest drug busts. Together with his undercover partner, he infiltrated the gang producing around 90 percent of the world's LSD and uncovered a plot to import huge quantities of Bolivian cocaine into the UK.


Stephen Bentley


Hendry Publishing

Release date:

July 16th, 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 298 Pages

This book is well written and based on a true story. It takes you into the life of a Undercover Police Officer. This book grabs your attention right from the beginning. The story is brilliantly told by the author, Stephen Bentley. The way it was written made the reader feel as much a part of the story as the under cover cop.

I was very anxious to read this book. It was very fast paced and easy to get through. I picked it up on a lazy Sunday afternoon and couldn't put it down until I finished it. It just held my interest from page one. It was very high action because everytime you would flip a page it turned into another unbelievable scene. It's an amazing book, it makes such good sense. I don't think a review is enough to describe how much this book affected me, it would take pages. It's very informative, easy to read, and structured well. A thoughtful and well written work that takes you on a journey. This is a rollercoaster ride well taken! Looking forward to the movie!


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