Not for the Faint-Hearted: Metropolitan Police Commissioner 2000-2005

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In this absorbing and controversial memoir, John Stevens records highlights of his meteoric career, from walking the beat as a constable on London's Tottenham Court Road during the 1960s to the summit of his profession as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

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John Stevens (b.Oct 1942) was Commissioner, Metropolitan Police for five years until Jan 2005. A career policeman for 40 years, he headed high-profile inquiries into Northern Ireland collusion, as well as alleged malpractice at National Criminal Intelligence Service. He has investigated anti-terrorism matters on three continents. Knighted in 2000, he was made a life peer in 2005.

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'highly readable ... his experiences are recounted with passion, insight, candour and, where appropriate, humour.' -- Peter Taylor DAILY MAIL 'his energy and ambition shine through every page' -- Roger Graef THE SUNDAY TIMES 'his highly readable autobiography.' -- Dick Kirby THE DAILY EXPRESS 'an engaging and absorbing book.' -- Alasdair Palmer SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'This book is a lucid and easily read account of a career that has been a series of challenges, a mix of the tough, long-hours regime of a dedicated professional, interspersed with tours of duty as a staff officer and a student at Leicester University.' -- Sir Keith Povey POLICE REVIEW

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