Tony Thompson is the Crime Correspondent of the Observer.
Fascinating ... Thompson has a keen eye for the whimsical side of orchestrated illegality - ObserverFrom snakeheads to yardies, kidnap to cocaine, Tony Thompson provides a vivid account of our country's underbelly. Amid the explosion in 'crim-porn' publishing over the last decade Tony Thompson has been a lone voice adding some much needed perspective. In the best tradition of the crime beat reporter, Thompson goes down the mean streets of the most insalubrious parts of Britain so we don't have to. - Word magazineDetailed and thoroughly riveting ... always grimly honest and provides an intensely readable and vivid first-hand account of criminals' lives and the impact of their activities on society - HeraldPowerful reading - Manchester Evening NewsA hard-hitting shocker of a book - Big IssueBoth chilling and compelling in equal measures - Birmingham Post