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'This is the best expose of life as a British Undercover ever written.' - Joe Pistone AKA Donnie Brasco, FBI’s most famous UC. Twenty years undercover - one man's true story of life as an undercover cop. Soon to be a major TV show...

For over 20 years Joe Carter has worked for the police as an undercover cop. He travelled the globe on different passports. He fraternised with thieves, international drugs and arms dealers. He worked alongside the most dangerous criminals. Always fearing that this life would come crashing down around him at any point.

His story is a gripping account of the secret, solitary work of an undercover officer and the many ‘sticky’ situations he found himself in, as well as the moving confession of the difficulty in reconciling his two identities with his family life. It’s a story of his beginnings from a being a young east end apprentice to the mean streets he walks today – it reveals the many highs and the painful lows of going undercover.

This book explores the resilience needed to lead a double life, the thrilling challenge of working with the biggest criminals in Britain, and maintaining a sense of justice through the many adventures he encounters.

Reviews

This is the best expose of life as a British Undercover ever written. Joe Carter is a ‘friend of ours’.

Joe Pistone AKA Donnie Brasco, FBI’s most famous UC.

Undercover plays out like the best type of British crime novel and it’s easy to believe that these are made up characters in a make believe plot – not because it doesn’t seem plausible, but because it moves with the speed and excitement of a piece of fiction... I breezed through Undercover in a single day, it was that gripping.

Culture Fly

a fascinating look at the darker side of British policing

Crime Review

He writes candidly

Eastern Daily Press

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784753443

    March 15, 2017

    Arrow

    352 pages

    RRP $28.00

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  • Hardback

    9781780895024

    June 15, 2016

    Century

    352 pages

    RRP $40.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780895031

    June 15, 2016

    Century

    352 pages

    RRP $38.00

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  • EBook

    9781473536081

    May 19, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

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