I have read a number of real life crime books. Very few however can compare to this novel. Author Tony Thompson has a rare gift in opening the reader's eyes when uncovering some of the trade secrets of our much misunderstood underworld.
Unlike other writers, Thompson goes that extra mile to get that key information which makes his books second to none. For example, with some of the criminals he interviewed, they would not talk to him until he revealed the full addresses of his own family and parents as an insurance policy, so he would not "abuse the information" given to him. Thompson was also advised buy a certain gangland member that if any information was used in a in any other way than for the book, it was made very clear to him that he would not live long enough to regret it.
With all major crimes and gangs Such as Armed robbery and Fraud covered in detail i have hardly ever seen. Thompson makes his book stand out even more with other more untalked about crimes such as Hi tech crime, money-laundering and kidnap. These once thought smaller operations are bought out in the book, waking the reader up to some startling realities. The Drug trade for instance, Thompson strips down the main industry to areas focusing on Heroin, Cocaine, and many more, showing how each group is a world apart from another. Complete with interviews from back street prostitutes to high ranking Drug smugglers, this read does not sugar coat the most dangerous and hostile profession in the world.
Take my word for it. If you enjoy real life insights to the underworld, "Gangs" Is the book that you will not be able to put down. A must for your book case.