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Publisher's Summary

As an undercover police officer with the drugs squad, Neil Woods regularly risked his life on the streets, dealing with some of the most violent and unpredictable criminals in Britain.

Good Cop, Bad War is a unique story about a man with a striking ability to infiltrate and extinguish drug gangs but who, as the success of his operations grows, becomes disillusioned with the war on drugs, as he sees how it demonizes those who need help whilst empowering the very worst elements in society. This is an action-packed true-account listen like no other.

©2016 Neil Woods (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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  • RWL
  • 12-01-16

Not just a good story but a good point well made

Would you consider the audio edition of Good Cop, Bad War to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version so can't compare

What did you like best about this story?

It's a true story and is good in its own right, but it's the truth - the war on drugs is so counterproductive its bleeding obvious to anyone who thinks about it. This is someone who is extremely knowledgeable about his subject and his conclusions are based on practical reality as well as common sense.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The best scenes are the ones where he's a virtual derelict and facing serious violence. Not enjoyable because he's in that state but because I was really impressed with his dedication. Also the scenes where he proves the jobsworth clipboard coppers how badly wrong they are

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were one or two amusing moments, I won't spoil them for you

Any additional comments?

I was riveted to this book. It's depressing that ever more violent criminals are getting ever more powerful thanks to the phony War on Drugs but it's cause for some optimism that at least someone with relevant experience is talking sense. I'd rather my kids brought up in a society run by this guy than with those currently in charge of drug laws. Neil, keep up the good work :)

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  • Dyl
  • 06-01-18

Great story

Interesting insight to the UK Police force with a fascinating story to go with it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-18

So much truth and understanding

Awesome once it started I couldn’t stop. Takes people like Neil to make a better change. Thank you

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  • Sharon
  • 02-20-18

Unstoppable!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Good Cop, Bad War to be better than the print version?

No I would not as the narration pulled you into heart of book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Good Cop, Bad War?

Omg ... there is more than one and saying will spoil it

Have you listened to any of Malk Williams’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not listened but will now

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

In the line of duty meets Luther !

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Brilliantly done

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  • Andy
  • 01-31-18

Absolutely brilliant

I honestly never expected how good this book would be when I downloaded it. Fantastic story. I would highly recommend this audio book to anybody who likes non fiction. This is proof that “you can’t judge a book by its cover”.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-17

incredible exciting and thought provoking book

couldn't leave this tale alone. exciting start to finish and eye opening. a must read

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  • Andy Perry
  • 11-11-17

Brilliant

Unique insight into the war on drugs. Captivating. Lost lots of sleep listening to this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-17

A must read

It tells you the reality of the drugs problem and the effect it has on people.

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  • Victoria Stewart
  • 09-12-17

Amazing

Loved it. What a story about the drug war and true cost of the criminalisation of drugs. Read it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-29-17

gripping

this is the first book I've ever listened to the whole way through, kept me on the edge and wanting more!! a definite good read

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  • mr
  • 10-13-16

Brilliant

Everything about this story is really interesting and written in such a captivating way that I couldn't stop listening, I'd heard Neil on Scroobius Pip's podcast which led me to this book. The narrater is really good. Highly recommended

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  • rachel
  • 10-21-16

Fantastic

A must read for everyone! Very insightful and thought provoking definetly a book to put on your must read list.

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  • Mark J. Fitzpatrick
  • 09-09-16

Intelligent and revealing

As an anarchist I rarely have a good word to say for the police but this book is insightful and compassionate. Woods fiercely argues for a rational alternative to the woeful war on drugs (really a war on society ) and as an undercover cop directly involved in the war his message has to be taken seriously.