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Kept Me Up Late!
on 15 September 2013
I must blame this book for keeping me up at night and giving me a reading hangover! This is a gripping and honest account of a man's career in the Met and his desire to be an undercover officer. The pace and tone is very engaging and I really liked the journey of his career from probationer to the last days of his time as an undercover cop.
The key to this autobiography is in the detail. The vivid descriptions of Soho and the types of characters they would meet and then his transition to working undercover and all that entailed kept me turning the pages on my kindle. Mr Plowman is quite candid about the mistakes he made but despite this, he was a good police officer who quite rightly should be angered at his shoddy treatment by the Met during the latter days of his career. The descriptions of some of his operations were very interesting and the types of characters he would meet but as shocking as the description of his operational engagement with a paedophile, which wasn't entirely surprising as one would expect them to be evil, it was the attitudes that pervaded the offices of SO10 and lack of compassion for their fellow officers that made me sympathise with Mr Plowman the most.
A gripping read with interesting details of an officer in the Met and definitely worth downloading.