In a Liverpool night club, the Canadian mobster said, "Are you guys cops?"
Steve Jackson heard him. His blood ran cold.
Jackson wasn't his real name. He was an undercover cop.
Ever wondered about the life of an undercover cop?
What it takes to infiltrate a worldwide drugs gang?
What it feels like to live a double life? – To ‘live a lie.’
Read this gripping true story of Britain's biggest drug bust.
Stephen Bentley is a former police Detective Sergeant and barrister (trial attorney) from the UK. He is now a freelance writer and HuffPost UK contributor on undercover policing.
His memoir 'Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story' is a frank account of his undercover detective experiences during Operation Julie - an elite group of detectives who successfully investigated one of the world's largest drugs rings.
Stephen also writes fiction including the Steve Regan Undercover Cop series.
When he isn't writing, Stephen relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family where he now lives.
Operation Julie smashed two LSD labs and networks supplying over 90% of the world's LSD.
But did you know it also uncovered a huge plot to import vast quantities of cocaine into Britain from Bolivia via Miami?
Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story
Although synonymous with LSD, Operation Julie also uncovered a huge plot to import vast quantities of cocaine into Britain. Two undercover cops unearthed that plot. This book tells of how undercover detectives infiltrated the drugs gangs dealing in LSD. And, at the same time discovered the cocaine plot. I was one of those two detectives, the other was Eric Wright.