Undercover – By Paul Lewis & Rob Evans

‘Undercover lays bare the deceit, betrayal and cold-blooded violation practised again and again by undercover police officers – troubling, timely and brilliantly executed.’ Henry Porter

The gripping stories of a group of police spies – written by the award-winning investigative journalists who exposed the Mark Kennedy scandal – and the uncovering of forty years of state espionage.

Overexcitable publishers like to bandy around words such as “explosive” and “shocking” when trying to flog their books, even though generally you could substitute them for ones such as “mildly interesting”. Not with Undercover, though. Subtitled “The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police”, and doggedly written and researched by Guardian journalists Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, the revelations in its pages are genuinely explosive. And even though a lot of the material was in last week’s news and formed the basis of a Channel 4’s Dispatches, reading it line by line, deception by deception, is genuinely shocking.

See full Guardian/ Observer reviews.