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Exposes crime and corruption that has been allowed to go unchecked and unpunished largely because of incompetent at best and corrupt at worst policing.It really does beggar belief what you can get away with in this country If you ve got the right connections. Reveals Criminal Corruption On A Scale That The Kray Twins Would Never Have Dreamt Of John Pearson, Profession Of Violence, The Rise And Fall Of The Kray Twins Gillard S Detailed Investigation Makes For A Stunning And Shocking Read Barry Keeffe,The Long Good FridayLegacy Illustrates The Sordid Links Between Business, Politics And Organised Crime Ioan Grillo, El Narco And Gangster WarlordsWhen Billions Poured Into The Neglected East London Borough Hosting The Olympics, A Turf War Broke Out Between Crime Families For Control Of A Now Valuable Strip Of Land Using Violence, Guile And Corruption, One Gangster, The Long Fella, Emerged As A True Untouchable A Team Of Local Detectives Made It Their Business To Take Him On Until Scotland Yard Threw Them Under The Bus And The Business Of Putting On The Greatest Show On Earth Won The Day Award Winning Journalist Michael Gillard Took Up Where They Left Off To Expose The Tangled Web Of Chief Executives, Big Banks, Politicians And Dirty Money Where Innocent Lives Are Destroyed And The Guilty Flourish Gillard S Efforts Culminated In A Landmark Court Case, Which Finally Put A Spotlight On The Long Fella And His Friends And Exposed London S Real Olympic Legacy As someone from not far away Hackney , who grew up in the era of the Krays, I found the parallels very compelling and for the first 80% of the book, unputdownable I would love to give it 5 stars, but u fortunately, the final 20%, mainly covering the post Olympics period was a bit dull and meandering Perhaps might have been made of the fact that the Blair government visited top universities and fast tracked left leaning liberals straight into inspector positions in the police, never ever having trod the pavements The same happened with the judiciary As a result, we have police force top heavy with politically correct people, totally opposed to catching harden criminals which was what Mac was trying to do These are the same senior officers responsible for believing the serial liar Nick , It is not too difficult to google who was The woman ADC in 2093, who tore off a strip for suggesting there was a serious crime wave in the East End Sadly, I don t believe it sits with the political stance of the author to denigrate these self serving left leaning police chiefs. Excellent well written and very informative Excellent, comprehensive book Anyone who thought that the tv series Line of Duty is purely fictional should read this book which brings to the fore corruption within the police, anti corruption squads and the council with regard to some seriously heavy criminals It is hard to believe that this level of corruption still exists since I thought that died in the Kray era West Ham united owners do not come out of it as a shining light either Michael Gillard has taken a huge personal risk to publish this book and all credit is due to him to be brave enough to do so. This book has nothing to do with the 2012 Olympics It is a laborious and fairly boring lengthy summary of crime families and their various petty grudges against each other, going back to the 1960s The only connection it has with the Olympics is that the gangsters are generally from the Newham Borough It completely ignores the Olympic site property deals pre and post, barely touching on the West Ham stadium deal once 3 4 of the way through the book The Kindle edition also features many typos and grammatical errors. Historical analysis of bigtime criminal families and their victims in Canning Town and Newham, and their corrupt relationships with police and council officers An insight into bizarre organisation and corrupt decision making within the police and into the fatally flawed 40 million loan by Newham Council to purchase the London Stadium for West Ham. Thanks to the other reviewers who encouraged me to buy this It is indeed compelling reading, with the depth of the author s knowledge and research matched by the lucidity of his prose The story goes way back to the 1980s or so, and the specific issues around Newham Council the Olympic developments don t appear until quite late on This recounting of the long back story does make narrative sense, and for one I enjoyed it as a social history of my local area, but if your interest is purely in the issues mentioned on the cover you might find yourself skimming the opening chapters.