Following the revelations of the secret conspiracy between British Military Intelligence and the gunmen of the Ulster Defence Association in "Ten-Thirty-Three", Nicholas Davies now reveals the evidence and facts that the Sir John Stevens Inquiry is still trying to establish regarding links between the security services and loyalist terrorist groups. In "Dead Men Talking", Davies details the covert killing operations planned, organized and carried through by the RUC Special Branch and MI5, as well as by the British Army's covert intelligence organization, the Force Research Unit. He provides information on a number of these killings, which were authorised at the highest level of MI5 and the British government. Of great interest will be Davies' revelations regarding the work carried out by the agent codenamed "Steak Knife" and the secrets he passed to British Intelligence during his 30 years at the epicentre of the Provisional IRA's command. In addition, Davies uncovers the true story of the murder of Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane and the subsequent murder of UDA gunman William Stobie.
"Dead Men Talking" exposes the massive cover-up operation which began when Brian Nelson, the UDA's chief intelligence officer, was arrested and persuaded with a massive bribe to plead guilty to conspiracy to murder. The sensational facts surrounding Nelson's apparent sudden and unexpected death in the spring of 2003 are also revealed.