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5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking story.
This book explores how a criminal family was propped up by a corrupt council and an indifferent police force,how this happened in modern Britain is unbelievable!!If it wasn't for a few brave people willing to keep on speaking out despite threats and intimidation a lot more people could have been killed or seriously injured. A very powerful story told by an author who...
Published on 28 Sep 2012 by Jibman

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3.0 out of 5 stars Gangster books are not usually my cup of tea but ...
Gangster books are not usually my cup of tea but this was different as it showed incredible collusion and corruption from the authorities who not only turned a blind eye to the activities of local hoodlums but actually castigated local people who were brave enough to stand up to them. Unbelievable but true, how these establishment figures can look themselves in the...
Published 2 months ago by tony88


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5.0 out of 5 stars Caught in the crossfire, 21 Oct 2014
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Not as violent as I thought it would be but enjoyed it just the same
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5.0 out of 5 stars Caught in the crossfire, 18 Mar 2013
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Great read well recommended,excellent story of two families at war,shows that grasses can get a start in the criminal world with a screw in his pocket as well as politicians
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, 22 Jan 2014
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The book claims to tell you about two families who are locked in a gangland battle, however, it keeps going over the same things all the time. Not what I was expecting. Would not recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly put together!, 7 Oct 2012
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B Rathbone (Strathclyde UK) - See all my reviews
At last a refreshing book about crime that's based on the facts. I am sick of reading books that tell story's promoting one criminal or another! Authors are all too often puppets blowing the trumpet of the criminal puppeteer that they are writing about. My work with issues involving crime and social deprivation in the North of Glasgow over the past two decades has gave me a better insight into this story than most as i have came across many of the characters named in this book that are on both sides of the 'legal fence' face to face. Its a true story of two crime families - one family are hardened criminals and wear that label without hesitation - the other family perversely ran a youth club and stood shoulder to shoulder with serving Police Officers, Labour Councillor's, Parliamentarians and were funded by GCC and even had the backing of a former First Ministers wife. The book is explosive and has captivated the story brilliantly, naming and shaming not only the criminals but also the corrupt and questionable Politicians, Police Officers and Council Officials that permitted such a situation to reach such a dangerous and deadly level. Many people, like myself, may have known parts of this story, but this book articulates the full story filling in all the missing pieces from all the relevant angels and it really makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Its a gripping read that does not hold any punches and its bang on the mark! Hopefully the powers that be might learn from this book after washing the blood off their hand's and brushing the shame of their shoulders - if that's possible! Its a shocking but accurate story of both crime and corruption that makes one wonder ''Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?'' = "Who will guard the guards themselves?"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ., 21 Jan 2013
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Interesting book ......however quality of writing poor but as I said was a glimse into Glasgow gang land. Worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase, 26 July 2012
Ordered this book as a gift for my dads birthday! I was very pleased with this purchase.
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Clare
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Lot More To The Story (keep that in mind when reading it), 12 Sep 2012
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This book shows how one man can be duped by a certain few, or was he duped? Knowing all the parties involved in this book and knowing them a tad better than the author, I can say he was used as a TOOL to blacken the names of some people, but that aside, to have a chapter on the death of a young boy who passed away due to leukemia is a bit disrespectful, to put comments about the young boy and photos of his grave is even more disrespectful,all to sell books? This book is from same author of ICEMAN the book about the BULL who never was the ICEMAN, so take what you want from that.Another offering from the archives of the Daily Record and Sunday mail. A one sided story full of assumptions and false hoods. These books that are from reporters are as reliable as the newspaper articles they came from. Only those who know the real story are in a position to discredit the author and his story, everyone else has to take his word that what he has written is 100% true.
I can assure you it is not, if you like a one sided opinionated piece then gladly have a read, if you are looking for a true crime book look elsewhere because this book is not a TRUE crime book.
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