An account of a triple-murder case in Essex, by the man who was its "supergrass". In December 1995, the bodies of three men were discovered in a Range Rover in a country lane. All three were well-known villains and each had been blasted with a shotgun at point-blank range. One member of the gang decided to break ranks and tell all. The story Dareen Nicholls told, at first, seemed too incredible to be believed. But as the evidence to support his version of events began to mount up, the motives behind the brual murder became increasingly clear. The plot Nicholls eventually uncovered involved everything from Irish terror groups and European smuggling rings to prostitution and police corruption. This book chronicles the rise of some of Britain's most powerful and notorious villains and of the man whose betrayal led to their downfall.
Tony Thompson, Crime Correspondent of the Observer, is one of the country's leading experts in the field of organised crime. Having secured the trust and confidence of contract killers and armed robbers and drug dealers, as well as senior police and customs officials, he is able to provide a unique insight into the innermost workings of Britain's criminal underworld.