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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780752859026

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Genre: Biography & True Stories

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The inside story of a secret unit that has worked under cover to expose corruption in the Metropolitan Police since the early 1990s.

‘If you want a book that is genuinely ‘unputdownable’ read BENT COPPERS’ Johnny Vaughan, THE SUN

‘A very engaging read – the outrageous nature of bent cops’ behaviour guarantees that’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Shocked by the extent of corruption within its ranks, Scotland Yard set up a new anti-corruption unit in the early 1990s. Its members had to operate in conditions of unprecedented secrecy and they became known as the ‘Ghost Squad’.

Bent Coppers really did believe they were untouchable: they stole cash and property, fitted-up innocent people and sold secret information to cripple court cases. Many of the bent coppers are now in jail or awaiting trial but the battle against corruption is not over.

Only now can the story of the ‘Ghost Squad’ be revealed. Award-winning BBC home affairs correspondent Graeme McLagan had followed the investigation since the beginning. He has interviewed undercover officers and many of the bent coppers they have exposed. this is the inside story of the ‘Ghost Squad’ and how it broke into the secret world of police corruption.


Few journalists are better qualified to write on the subject of corruption inside the Metropolitan Police than Graeme McLagan. Working with the BBC he has followed the topic for years...It is a very engaging read - the outrageous nature of bent cops' behaviour guarantees that
This is a story that deserves to be told - warts and all
Sir John Stevens, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
If you want a book that is genuinely 'unputdownable' read Bent Coppers
Johnny Vaughan, THE SUN