The Good Guys Wear Black: Real-life Heroes of the Police's Rapid-response Firearms Unit Paperback – 6 Aug 1998
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Where to start? As has been commented in other reviews, one thing that shines out above all else is the ego of the author. It casts its shadow over the entire book like a monolith. No matter what the situation or anecdote the autothor is never slow to praise himself and the chosen members of his team. Starting from when he joins the team it progressivly deteriorates.
The book reads like a series of tales you would expect to here from a chap in a pub. It almost reads like a parady in places, always in the right place at the right time to save the day from ineptitude of his colleagues in other branches. He even throws in a few 'witty' one liners in places. Criminals are portrayed as almost subhuman and the members of the public like mindless sheep, he seems to have little compassion or consideration for those whose job it is to protect.
He frequently mentions that he has made enemies amongst other members of SO19 and the force, reading this book its not difficult to guess why. He seems to regard many of his colleagues who aren't in his immediate team with such contempt and disdain, often pointing out failings and flaws while negativly comparing them to himself and his team. If this attitude can be discerned through what he wrote in print, its a reasonable assumption to say he conducted his person in a similar manner.Read more ›
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If these men/women were in the british army they would be spending most of their time in the Glasshouse for discharging their weapons in a haphazard fashion killing both the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Space
Where do you start? One long string of expletives on every page plus the author has a unhealthy love of his job. Read morePublished on 24 Nov. 2010 by What Twaddle
I have just finished reading the Good Guys Wear Black in one day. I found it unputdownable. We have all seen in recent months the operations undertaken by Specialist Firearms... Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2007 by Rod Taylor
This is in no way a bad book, i don't imagine for one minute that Steve Collins wrote it himself though. There's plenty of interesting action and technical detail. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2006 by plod