"Shocking, thrilling, spellbinding (Book of the Year)" (News of the World
"Gives an honest account of the motivations and driving forces behind the RUC and its various off-shoots
" (Sunday Business Post
"Powerful . . . Northern Ireland wasn't worth the shedding of one drop of blood never mind the loss of a single life. Alan Barker's book makes that abundantly clear" (Sunday World
About the Author
Alan Barker was born in Belfast in 1955 and joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1973. After three years as a uniform constable he transferred into Special Branch, where he remained for 26 years until his retirement in 2002. He now lives in the south of England, where he is self-employed.