5 stars!

Steve has written something I like to read – a true story. He tells of events nearly 40 years ago when he and a fellow detective went undercover in deepest Wales for their part in the drugs bust ‘Operation Julie’, in order to seek out the ringleaders manufacturing huge amounts of LSD. Over a period of several months he lived away from his family, suppressed his normal persona, and took on the guise of Steve Jackson, a ‘ducker and diver’ living in a hippie van and able to consume vast amounts of alcohol and cannabis to fool the suspects, yet still managing to pass vital information back to his superiors. The book also tells of the time after the ringleaders were arrested, and how Steve unwittingly suffered a kind of post traumatic stress disorder, taking him to rock bottom. The whole book was quite fascinating. I look forward to reading more from this author.