Neil Woods spent fourteen years (1993-2007) infiltrating drug gangs as an undercover policeman - befriending and gaining the trust of some of the most violent, unpredictable criminals in Britain. With the insight that can only come from having fought on its front lines, Neil came to see the true futility of the War on Drugs - that it demonises those who need help, and only empowers the very worst elements in society. Neil is the chairman of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), a pro-legalisation advocacy group formed exclusively of ex-law enforcement officials, and he also starred on Channel 4's Drugs Live.
"This is the best book ever written about the British war on drugs." -- Johann Hari "Gripping expose of the disastrous reality of the drug war" -- Decca Aitkenhead * Guardian *