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The Terrorist Hunters [Kindle Edition]

Andy Hayman , Margaret Gilmore
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman, CBE, QPM, was in overall command of the UK's national counter-terrorism offensive, at the centre of every major terrorist investigation - overt and covert - of the past five years. He handled the Metropolitan Police's response to 7/7 and dealt with the politically explosive murder of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko.

Based at New Scotland Yard, in charge of thousands of Special Branch and counter-terrorism officers in the UK and across the globe, deciding strategy, working directly with the Prime Minister with a budget of £500 million, Hayman is able to give unprecedented insight into key top-level crisis meetings he attended with intelligence chiefs and political leaders worldwide.

In an inspirational and at times heart-breaking account, he describes how he led a dedicated team of men and women, committed to protecting the UK from dangerous enemies. Hayman lived through the pain and soul-searching when terrorists did succeed - and the pride when intelligence officers prevented attacks.

Andy Hayman leaves no holds barred in his analysis of the way law enforcers tackle terrorism. He outlines his radical blueprint for the future to protect the public, in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games and beyond.

If you thought you knew the stories behind the news, this book will make you think again.

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"A fascinating insight into how the Met responded to the 2005 terror threats, and to Alexander Litvinenko's death in 2006 ... The Terrorist Hunters is crisply written and an engrossing read" News of the World

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The first definitive inside account of the key terrorist events of our generation

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 841 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (31 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BON6SI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #357,141 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not An 'Appy One 21 Dec. 2010
This book, like Spycatcher and a number of others, was, in effect, "banned" for a while supposedly for reasons of "national security" but really because of a few undiplomatic claims about politicians or police/security bods. Also like Spycatcher, this book is mostly a pretty dull read. Quite an achievement bearing in mind the dramatic subject-matter.

The former Assistant Commissioner at New Scotland Yard, i.e. only two ranks down from the top, has used much of the book to write an essay as to how the anti-terrorist effort (mostly against the Muslim Jihadists and their attempt to make Britain part of a crazy Islamic Khalifate) might be done better. There may be merit in some of his views, but I have to question, if only qua citizen, his opinion that, for example, suspects should be held for 90 days without having to be charged or released (the period was set a few years ago at 28 days for "terrorism" suspects, but is far less for ordinary criminal suspects). Also, he seems happy that CCTV is so widespread in the UK because it assists the police, albeit that he does describe the UK CCTV regime as "Orwellian". Difficult.

Most of us as citizens, want lawbreakers to be caught, most of the time at least, but at what cost? Personally, I think that even 28 days is excessive. If the police cannot get enough evidence in a lunar month, then too bad; they should try more surveillance. Not for nothing did Vernon Kell, the founder of MI5/Security Service, have a little pennant depicting a tortoise on his official car. Slowly slowly catchee monkey? I accept, though, that it is difficult for the police and MI5 to endlessly watch people who might well explode bombs etc at short notice, causing huge hurt.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, but..... 27 Nov. 2009
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I enjoyed this book more for its content than anything else. It was interesting to read about recent terrorist events that have taken place within the UK and the links between them, the way they were investigated, and the many problems that were faced by the authorities. I was less enamoured with the author's ego. It was all me, me, me, and perhaps ought to be entitled "The Terrorist Hunter". Andy Hayman has successfully managed to give his own views of what was good and what was bad about the investigations, but has unsuccessfully managed to give a balanced account taking into consideration other peoples views. Overall an interesting book, but I would like to hear other's views expressed as well.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating subject, but such a boring book! 16 April 2010
Unfortunately, this book suffers from the fact that the author seems to have written it as his retort for the blame he got for the disgusting murder by the police marksmen of Jean Charles Menendes, in the hieight of the terror attacks in the summer of 2005.

Because of this it is a boring account of the endless meetings and politicization someone of his status had to put up with, and the author moans and moans about how everything went against him, and he was a scapegoat, its all me, me ,me.

He shows little sympathy for the innocent man slaughtered, and of the little regard the police had for him and other underground users at the time, and most of the book goes on about internal politics and endless meetings, he had to go to, Boooorrriiinnngg.

How can someone with such insight have written such a boring book, I thought when I ordered the book it sounded a great subject matter, about the current police/ terrorist climate in the UK, but how was I was dissapointed, the author is only interested in getting his own agenda out there, just a whole book on why he has been treated so harshly by the authorities, and how everyone is against him.

Dont bother reading it, unless you have trouble falling asleep
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By wimiam
One decade ago, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) took a journalist named Margaret Gilmore and made her its terrorism expert; yeah seriously. Now she is its Senior Research Fellow. Swoon at her qualifications (taken from the RUSI website): "She is a freelance writer, broadcaster and analyst, and a board member of the Food Standards Agency and of the Meat Hygiene Service. She has had a lengthy career in newspapers, radio and television - most recently as Senior Home Affairs Correspondent for BBC Television News, covering terrorism, civil contingencies, immigration, crime and policing. She reported the 7 July bomb attacks in London and the 9/11 attacks in the USA. Before that, she was Environment and Agriculture Correspondent specialising in food safety."

Impressed? Well look at her publishing record, which...oh I see consists of one book, that's ok, it must be a good one. Wait, she adds the journalistic spin to a discredited copper's attempt to rewrite history. WHAT HAS BRITAIN COME TO?! No wonder British counter-terrorism is all over the place.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dull, dull, dull.... 9 Feb. 2010
sooo many better 'wart's n all' accounts out there. unfortunately, this will sell on the back of the controversy its generated. one to avoid, or borrow it from the library if you must!
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4.0 out of 5 stars delivered as advertised 2 May 2015
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The brutal truth! 24 Dec. 2014
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Andy Hayman gives an honest & 'matter of fact' synopsis of events. The brutal truth with the odd anecdote thrown in which would make the corner of your mouth curl up. Reading this book, I think you'll have a better understanding of his life & events within 'The Met'. Good value for money & a very good read. I've met Andy Hayman & he's a nice bloke.
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