A leading detective reveals the truth behind the headlines of some of Northern Ireland s most violent crimes. Alan Simpson was the senior investigating officer in the case of the controversial killing of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. As he writes here, from the outset there was suspicion of security forces collusion in the murder. He reveals for the first time the dramatic secrets behind the kidnapping and murder of Thomas Niedermayer, German Consul to Northern Ireland and manager of the Grundig factory. He reveals, too, the extraordinary degree of collusion between republican and loyalist paramilitaries. This is a unique insight into the murkiest aspects of policing, from an author who was at the heart of events.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.