Stephen Bentley is a former British police Detective Sergeant and barrister (trial attorney). He is now a freelance writer, author of many books, and an occasional contributor to Huffington Post UK on undercover policing, and mental health issues. When he isn't writing, Stephen relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family where he now lives often with a cold beer in one hand and a book in the other.
'Undercover Operation Julie - The Inside Story, ' documents
everyday life of undercover work as the author, Stephen Bentley,
won the confidence of the gang members. Bentley tells in his book
how he built a "perfect" relationship with Smiles, an important
gang member. But this friendship almost undermined the whole
operation.- Dominic Blake, BBC News England, October 2,
2016."This is an enlightening account of the war on drugs."
- InD'Tale Magazine
"Compelling insight to the life, mental make-up and identity confusion of someone deep undercover ..." - Goodreads'... initially thought the book was going to be very dry and dreary. I was quite wrong. Once I started on the main content, I had difficulty putting it down... I found this to be a very worthwhile book to read, it made me think and was an eye opener to the risks undertaken by this group of very brave men.'
- Yvonne Probert, Review Spot UK
"One of my favourite reads of 2017" - Goodreads
"The UK's Donnie Brasco; A must read" - Goodreads 'This book will appeal to those interested in the police & how they work undercover. Hopefully lessons have now been learnt.' - Margaret Joel, Review Spot UK
'A very absorbing and engrossing story. Highly recommended!' - Patricia Humm, Review Spot UK 'In short, Operation Julie would have made a remarkable work of fiction, if only it had never happened.' - Marilyn Chapman, Review Spot UK