Announcing: ‘Good Cop, Bad War’ by Neil Woods
We’re particularly excited at LEAP UK at the moment. It’s only one month to go until Neil Woods, LEAP UK’s Chairman and former undercover drugs detective, has his memoir released!
Published by Ebury, Good Cop, Bad War takes a look at what really, really goes on in the ‘war on drugs’.
Neil Woods spent 14 years of his 23 years in the police as an undercover operative. It’s no secret, and certainly no spoiler, that Neil now campaigns to reform our drug laws. Why? What took place within that journey? What was seen, what was heard? And what can we learn from someone who was embedded in the front-line of the ‘drug war’?
Written by JS Rafaeli and Neil Woods, Good Cop, Bad War is released on August 18th and is set to lift the lid on the bleak reality of our current drug laws.
The intrigue of Neil’s tale is clear with prominent events lined up, such as Bestival and Camp Bestival, and of course our very own Stop and Search podcast at Tottenham Court Road Waterstones (with guest Rufus Hound) on the evening of July 12th – Neil’s story is more than in demand…
And yes, we have more to announce soon!
Hi,I’ve just finished reading Neil’s book. It was compelling to read as were his arguments against prohibition.
I know from my wife’s work with drugs/alcohol addiction how insidious this problem has become. Society is coated with an exterior like thin ice. Underneath that exterior lies a vast network of stuff that most don’t want to see or truly acknowledge.
Neil’s book is no great surprise to me,but a confirmation of beliefs.
One thing that sticks out for me is how Neil managed and continued to survive this long. These people that he helped put away would surely want revenge ?
My Dad and Grandfather were both coppers and were very much in the racist/homophobic mould of that generation. Those attitudes infected the force just as Neil described in his day. That ugly double headed monster seems to be raising its ugly head again,unfortunately.
Anyhow,enough of my rant,please congratulate Neil on my behalf on his revealing and insightful book.
I read the book and just wanted to know how and why the police was not getting more drugs off the streets and locking up more dealers. Then I read the last chapter and could see how what he said was a brilliant idea. Off course the top Brass would never agree to anything they hadn’t thought of it themselves.