Supporting Authors - Crime Fiction About An Undercover Cop, By a Former Undercover Cop @StephenBentl
Today I'm supporting the BooksGoSocial Army of Authors Blog Tour with a guest post from author Stephen Bentley.
The Amazon blurb makes the claim, “This surely has to be a first! Crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop!" for Stephen Bentley's latest book ‘Who The F*ck Am I?’'
The title may be a tad controversial to some, but it is part of the very fabric of an infiltrator. Identity confusion among undercover agents is a medically recognised condition.
Following the success of his true crime undercover cop memoir 'Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story', Amazon UK bestselling author, Stephen Bentley introduces Book One in a trilogy featuring Steve Regan, a fictional British undercover cop. The action takes place mainly in the United Kingdom but also takes the reader to Miami and Boston in the United States.
Steve Regan, undercover detective, is tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can be free of debt, police bureaucracy, and help a loved one. He wonders whether he can go 'rogue' and cross the line.Regan gets involved in one deal with a Miami-based drug lord. But is everyone who they say they are? Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment, from a bestselling author who knows how to suck you into a story.
The author says...
"This novella was inspired by two gangsters I met in real life while undercover. I harboured thoughts about them for many years and felt obliged to deal with those thoughts in this fictional work. I believe I can safely say that is a first!
As the author and a former undercover cop, I do not profess to know with certainty if my claim about it being a “first” is fact. I mean the claim: This surely has to be a first! Crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop!
I could argue, in line with another former profession of mine (lawyer), that it isn’t a claim at all - merely a hypothesis. Pedants may argue there ought to be a question mark following “has to be first.” Possibly, they are correct.
But in any event, whether claim or hypothesis, it intrigues me. So, a challenge to all readers of this blog post - tell me if I am right or wrong about it being the first fictional work about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop. At least I ask you to leave a comment letting us know your thoughts.
There is a reward for the best comment left - one free copy of the book featured here and a free copy of my bestselling memoir ‘Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story.’
Please note there can only be one winner and the prizes will be provided in any eBook format of the winner’s choice.
The winner will be judged by the author on the basis of the insight provided by the commentator, the originality of the comment, and any tendency to humour gains extra marks."
Stephen's book is available now in both Kindle and paperback through Amazon. It will also be available in other eBook formats through Smashwords and at most other online book stores.
Amazon worldwide: http://amzn.to/2j1HWbX
About the Author Stephen Bentley
Former UK Detective Sergeant, undercover cop, barrister (trial counsel). He's now a writer, author, and blogs at HuffPost UK. Author of 'Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story' - an Amazon UK bestselling book about his undercover days on one of the world's largest drug busts.
Stephen lives in the Philippines, enjoys the beaches and a cold beer and follows "his team", Liverpool Football Club from afar.