This acclaimed and best-selling biography uncovers his meteoric rise from street mugger to the richest and most successful British criminal who has ver been caught. COCKY is a shocking insight into modern organised crime and a vivid account of the workings of the international drugs trade. The Devil Shook My Hand. Would you wraren us to take another look at this review? As far as the Cocky Watchman himself goes, I found him to be an interesting figure who is clearly very clever and charismatic. His drugs went around the world, from the clubs of Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin to the golden beaches of Sydney.
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As far as the reliability of the information contained in the book is concerned, it cannot be faulted. In fact, it sort of read like an official report in places and lacked the writing skills to make it gripping. I must admit that I struggled to finish it. As an historical background to the issues and reasons behind the troubles in Toxteth it is much more interesting, but that is just a small part of the book.
As far as the Being from Liverpool I was particularly interested to read this book. As far as the Cocky Watchman himself goes, I found him to be an interesting figure who is clearly very clever and charismatic. It is clear that as a youth he had a strong desire to become successful and rise above the poverty and desperation that surrounded him in Toxteth, it just a shame that he did not use his ability and brains for something more productive.
It is such as shame that he refuses to write his own story, hearing it from his own mouth would be interesting. I must admit, even though I do not want to, that I did feel sorry for Curtis towards the end of the book. His treatment at the hands of the Dutch judicial system has been disgusting. There seems to have been underhanded dealings between the international police squads that resulted from the desperate need to capture him that has cast a shadow over the whole case. I give it 3 stars out of 5.
But it was here that he learnt about the drugs trade, as bouncers have the power to control who comes in and out of a venue. Charrington and acquittal[ edit ] In the late s, he came to a working agreement with Middlesbrough trafficker Brian Charrington. They then travelled to Venezuela on British year passports, and arranged a deal with the Cali cartel to smuggle cocaine in steel boxes, concealed in lead ingots. Having let the shipment pass, they were later informed by Dutch police that the drugs were held in the steel boxes; by which time Charrington, Warren and the shipment were untraceable.
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