Troubador Hard Stop

Released: 28/06/2022

ISBN: 9781803131856

eISBN: 9781803139999

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Hard Stop

A Life of Violence, Crime and Deception


Jack Dawe is an unconventional street cop. His ability to not act or look like a ‘Copper’ enabled him to infiltrate the drug networks of the UK. This no holds barred, explosive and at times humorous account of undercover policing takes the reader through a journey of crime, violence and deception.

This memoir is a true story of poacher turned game keeper. A veteran of 30 years’ service as a soldier and police officer, Jack reveals how he grew from a young thief into a soldier in search of danger and adventure across the world. This journey would see Jack have scrapes with the law and constantly fall foul of the strict codes of military discipline.

Jack's thirst for adventure led him to a career in the Police where he took on the role of ‘street cop’ and ‘Thief Taker’ with tenacious vigour. During the early 2000’s the UK was gripped in a war on drugs, Yardy gangs ruled the heroin and crack trade that was destroying communities across Britain, the constant threat of firearms and punishment beatings held communities locked in fear. Organised Crime Groups ran illegal raves and flooded the streets with cocaine and ecstasy pills which were often sold to children. This illegal trade was spreading misery and addiction across the country. Jack's skills and willingness to take risks resulted in him be being recruited as an undercover police officer. This exciting role took Jack across the country as he took on some of the most dangerous drug gangs in the UK.

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