Powder Wars is the true story of the supergrass who brought down Britain's biggect drug dealers. Gangster Paul Grimes was a one-man crimewave with a breathtaking capacity to steal. He robbed safes, banks, lorries, warehouses, even whole buildings. Villians who got in his way were shot, stabbed, tortured, thrown out of windows and ejected from speeding cars. But when his son died of a heroin overdose, the old-school mobster turned undercover informant, swearing revenge on the new generation of Liverpool-based drug dealers flooding Britain with 'powder'.Focusing initially on Curtis Warren, the wealthiest and most successful criminal in British history, Grimes infiltrated his cocaine cartel and led Customs to the largest narcotics seizure on record, worth 260 million, putting Warren in the dock at the drugs trail of the 20th century. He then turned his attention to notorious heroin dealer John Haase. Grimes rose to become the boss of Hasse's 'security firm' - a professional gang of rapid-fire, round-the-clock racketeers addicted cocaine, explosive violence and non-stop criminality. In the morning they would take delivery of six kilos of heroin,in the afternoon they would send a cache
Graham Johnson has been an investigative journalist for the Sunday Mirror since 1997.He had covered a wide range of stories from drug dealing in Britain, people smuggling in Europe, child slavery in India and Pakistan, and wars in the Balkans. He curently lives in Greenwhich. This is his first book.