Operation George Large Print Edition

This is a large print paperback edition and complies with the guidelines for formatting such books. .

432 Pages 6×9 inches trim size. (Dimensions 17.8 x 2.2 x 25.4 cm)

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Use 18 point font
Use a sans serif font
Stick to a line height of 1.5 or higher
Space your paragraphs instead of indenting them
Use ragged right text (i.e. not justified)
Titles and headings should also be a larger font and aligned to the left
Bulleted items should be double-spaced
Use only black colored text
Use bold to emphasize text instead of italics
Select a larger trim size
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The American Council of the Blind
UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF)
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Product Description

Large Print Edition

Meet the real Line of Duty ™ undercover team in this previously untold and gripping story of how a Northern Irish terrorist and murderer and one of his followers, were caught in an audacious and brilliantly executed undercover sting on the English mainland, codenamed, Operation George.

In 2006 at Belfast Crown Court, William James Fulton, a principal in the outlawed Loyalist Volunteer Force, was jailed for life and sentenced to a minimum of 28 years after the longest trial in Northern Ireland's legal history.

Fulton was an early suspect in the Rosemary Nelson killing. Following the murder of the prominent human rights lawyer, he fled to the United States and, with help from the FBI in collusion with the British police, he was deported. On his arrival at Heathrow, Fulton 'walked through an open door,' a Lewis Carrol-like euphemism for an invitation created by the covert team, only to disappear 'down the rabbit hole' on accepting the invitation.

That 'rabbit hole' led to an alternative world: an environment created and controlled by the elite covert team and only inhabited by the undercover officers and their targets. The subterfuge encouraged the terrorist targets into believing Fulton was working for a Plymouth-based 'criminal firm' over a period spanning almost two years. In that time, over fifty thousand hours of conversations between the 'firm' members were secretly recorded and used to bring the killer to justice.

This unique story is told by former undercover officer Mark Dickens who was part of an elite team of undercover detectives who took part in 'Operation George,' one of the most remarkable covert policing operations the world has ever known. You won't know him under that name nor the many aliases he adopted as an undercover police officer infiltrating organised crime gangs.

Together in 'Operation George,' with pioneering Operation Julie undercover officer and bestselling author, Stephen Bentley, they have written a gripping account of a unique story reminiscent of the premise of 'The Sting' film, and the 'Bloodlands' setting, combining a true-crime page-turner with a fascinating insight into early 21st-century covert policing.

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Weight 0.71 kg
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