Gangs of Britain

Gangs of Britain

Author
Wensley Clarkson
Details
Paperback, John Blake Publishing
ISBN
9781844545186
Date Published
Mar 2008
Price:
£7.99
Synopsis
Today's gangsters are streets apart from the old-style gang lords of the fifties and sixties. The godfathers of old were seen by many as a stabilising influence. Their power inspired respect and they well and truly kept the underworld in check. The 21st century gangs of Britain are far more shady. Their brutality has spread far and wide and they live and thrive in our midst, on the streets an in suburbs where ordinary folk live. The creeping tentacles of crime have never stretched further. Organised crime is now worth more than 10 billion in Britain every year. The old crimes of prostitution and extortion are being dropped in favour of multi-million pound drug deals, bringing gangsters more money and power than they've ever know. It is a cut-throat industry that is conducted in the shadows and driven solely by profit. Acclaimed true crime author Wensley Clarkson has met many of Britain's richest and most powerful gangs. In this fascinating and gripping account, he provides an extraordinary insight into these feared characters and takes us on a journey into the dark and glamorous underworld that seems to prove that, for many gangs, crime really does pay.

About The Author
Wensley Clarkson is an investigative journalist who has written numerous non-fiction books, screenplays and television documentaries. His books have sold more than a million copies in seventeen countries worldwide.