Revealing the truth about secret police operations, Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police is a startling FaberShop read that uncovers the results from investigations held by Guardian journalists Paul Lewis and Rob Evans, who both helped expose the Mark Kennedy scandal.
Uncovering 40 years of state espionage, the duo found an undercover operation so secret that many senior police offers didn't realise it existed. The job of the unit was to monitor those who were considered 'subversive' - environmental activists, anti-racist groups, animal rights campaigners.
Police would steal identities of the deceased and go deep undercover for many years, inventing whole new lives so that they could live incognito among the people they were spying on. Using sex, drugs and betrayal, these undercover officers would eventually betray friends, deceive lovers and even father children - and their operations still exist today... This book reveals the truth about this line of work, including the human cost and emotional turmoil and asks if these tactics can ever be justified...
This book has been hand-picked for the Book People's FaberShop, in partnership with Faber & Faber.
Product code: AJDVH
Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
Dimensions: 19.9cm x 12.6cm
Publish date: 06/03/2014
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