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Powder Wars: The Supergrass who Brought Down Britain's Biggest Drug Dealers

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Gangster Paul Grimes was a one-man crimewave with a breathtaking capacity to steal. Any villains who got in his way were made to pay - often with their blood. But when his son died of a drugs overdose, the old-school mobster swore revenge on the new generation of Liverpool-based heroin and cocaine dealers. Against all odds, he turned undercover informant.

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ebook, 288 pages
Published March 4th 2011 by Mainstream Digital (first published April 8th 2004)
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Ashley
Dec 07, 2009 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A gritty account of growing up as a member of one of Liverpool's crime families. Paul Grimes steps you through his (I stress his) account of being a career criminal. From shop lifting in Bootle to nationwide drug importing, Grimes crossed paths with the likes of Curtis Warren and John Hasse, later putting them away when he turned grass due to his son dying of an overdose.

This book is split into two with Graham Johnson giving background information to Grimes' first-person account.

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Andy Sutcliffe
May 17, 2013 Andy Sutcliffe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book some years ago and could not put it down. Opens your ryes and confirms your suspicions of the gangland culture operating in Liverpool.
Martin Morris
Jul 22, 2007 Martin Morris is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
3 from HMV. Worth a read I suppose. Nothing in it that wasn't covered in McIntyres Underworld. ...more
Ian Fiddes
9/10. A fascinating read. Got through this one very quickly.
Joe
Good account of Liverpool Gangster turning against major drug dealer.
Bill
Feb 08, 2009 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A powerful true account of organised crime in Liverpool.
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Graham Johnson is Senior Professor of Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and plays for recitals around the world.
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