Stephen Bentley

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Stephen is a former UK Detective Sergeant, undercover cop and barrister (trial attorney). Now a writer, author and occasional contributor to Huffington Post UK on undercover policing and mental health issues.

Stephen's memoir Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story was first published in September 2016 and rapidly became an Amazon UK #1 Best Seller in two categories. It has since topped the Amazon memoir charts on numerous occasions. The book tells of his undercover role in infiltrating one of the world's largest ever drug rings. Readers say it reads more like fiction than a true story, but he assures you it's fact and not fiction.

Keeping in tune with the undercover theme, Stephen has now published three books in the Steve Regan
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The review that follows is of the paperback published by Bertrams Books (April 5, 2012), Language: English (translated by David Horrocks), ISBN-10: 9780141192093 ISBN-13: 978-0141192093. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found it somewhat of a challenge to review this book because on one level it’s a novel based on […]

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Stephen Bentley Coreen ♥ wrote: "Hope you enjoy our country! Try the attractions here, they're pretty awesome :)"

Thank you. I am loving your country and no intention of ever returning to the UK. The attractions are fabulous - people, food, ocean and mountains :)


Coreen  (AsThePlotThickens) Hope you enjoy our country! Try the attractions here, they're pretty awesome :)


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