British organised crime has changed beyond all recognition over the last five years. Youth violence, the drug trade and rising levels of gun crime are rarely out of the news. Beginning on the troubled streets of the inner cities, Gang Land takes its readers on a journey up through the underworld hierarchy until it finally reaches the very highest levels, occupied by shadowy ‘Mr Big’ characters.
"Shocking ... Fascinating and slightly scary reading...." (Sun)
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a good insight
Thompson gives a good insight into the various criminal organisations operating within the UK, some background into their history, and testimonial accounts of how each operates with the other. There are many interesting parts to the book in which he describes getting high on crack cocaine and heroin, recounts almost getting beaten up by bouncers whilst pursuing an interview, and mock selling drugs in Camden.
Ok but thats about it