Legacy: Gangsters, Corruption and the London Olympics (Paperback)Michael Gillard (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A story of violence and corruption in gangland London that reads like The Sopranos....says a lot about Gillard's immense strength of character and his fearless commitment to evidence-based journalism... it was Gillard's robust journalism that managed to prove what the police failed to do in 30 years. -- Jonathan Calvert * The Sunday Times *
Digging deep into the underbelly of London, Legacy illustrates the sordid links between business, politics and organised crime. It's not only Latin America that suffers from gangster capitalism and corruption in the twenty-first century; to understand modern Britain you also have to understand how modern organized crime works -- Ioan Grillo * author of El Narco and Gangster Warlords *
Gillard's detailed investigation makes for a stunning and shocking read and adds credence to the old adage that truth can be stranger than fiction -- Barrie Keeffe * The Long Good Friday *
a superbly well-researched book... Legacy could never be called a sports book in the accepted sense (it reads more like an outstanding crime thriller). -- Peter Sharkey * Bristol Post *
this is a book that's both eye-opening and hair-raising. -- James Walton * The Daily Telegraph *
Gillard's forensically meticulous book is a labyrinthine account of East End villains and the councillors, bankers, CEOs and police who became ensnared in their web of corruption... * The Herald *
Gillard is unflinching as he sorts through the serious organised criminals and police tasked to take them down... You will emerge reeling. -- Kirsty Brimelow * The Times *
Gillard is not one to shy away from a challenge, however risky, and his latest book, Legacy: Gangsters, Corruption and the London Olympics, finds him in fearless mode. -- Chris Moss * Big Issue in the North *
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