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Deception, double-cross, violence, and racism are all part of this tale of crime, football hooliganism, and lengths to which two men on opposite sides of the law will go to achieve their own aims

Appearances can be deceiving, as Paul Jarvis of the National Soccer Intelligence Unit is only too well aware. He knows that Billy Evans is no ordinary Cockney lad made good. He's also a thug, a villain, and a cop killer, Jarvis just hasn't been able to prove it—yet. So when Jarvis discovers that Evans is putting together a hooligan "Super Crew" to follow England's national soccer team to Italy, he feels sure he can finally put Evans behind bars, if only someone can infiltrate the group and get him the proof he needs. But nothing is ever that simple. The Crew believe Evans is just out for a full-on riot. Jarvis thinks he's trafficking drugs. But Billy Evans is always one step ahead. He has another plan. And it will be catastrophic for everyone concerned, except him.

Review:

"Britain's football hooligan culture takes center stage in Brimson's rough-edged first novel, pitting Billy Evans, leader of the Cockney Suicide Squad ('one of the most notorious fighting firms in football'), against Det. Insp. Paul Jarvis of the National Football Intelligence Unit. Jarvis and Evans have a history dating back to 1996, when Jarvis was injured and a fellow officer was killed — a death Jarvis blames on Evans. Now, in 1999, Evans is apparently planning something big involving other hooligan crews and perhaps aimed at England's upcoming match in Italy. With the aid of an informer and an undercover officer, Jarvis learns that Evans has assembled a 'super crew' to caravan to Italy and cause a riot. Hooligans, British police, and Italian police all collide with unexpected results as Evans tries to stay a step ahead of the law. Brimson's raw portrait of hooligan culture may shock and amaze American readers." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Dougie Brimson is the author of March of the Hooligans and has written extensively for various magazines, newspapers, and websites including the Guardian, Loaded, the New York Times, the Sun, and the Times. He wrote the screenplay for the feature Green Street Hooligans starring Elijah Wood, which won prizes at Malibu Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781907565441
Author:
Brimson, Dougie
Publisher:
Caffeine Nights Publishing
Author:
rimson, Dougie
Author:
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140401
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 248 pages Caffeine Nights Publishing - English 9781907565441 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Britain's football hooligan culture takes center stage in Brimson's rough-edged first novel, pitting Billy Evans, leader of the Cockney Suicide Squad ('one of the most notorious fighting firms in football'), against Det. Insp. Paul Jarvis of the National Football Intelligence Unit. Jarvis and Evans have a history dating back to 1996, when Jarvis was injured and a fellow officer was killed — a death Jarvis blames on Evans. Now, in 1999, Evans is apparently planning something big involving other hooligan crews and perhaps aimed at England's upcoming match in Italy. With the aid of an informer and an undercover officer, Jarvis learns that Evans has assembled a 'super crew' to caravan to Italy and cause a riot. Hooligans, British police, and Italian police all collide with unexpected results as Evans tries to stay a step ahead of the law. Brimson's raw portrait of hooligan culture may shock and amaze American readers." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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