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    DescriptionWhen ruthless drug baron John Haase was sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment for heroin-trafficking in 1995, it was a major victory for Customs and the police. But in a shock move, after Haase and his partner Paul Bennett had served only 11 months, then Home Secretary Michael Howard signed a Royal Pardon for their release. Howard defended his decision by revealing that Haase and Bennett had become invaluable informants. But Haase had in fact duped the authorities, and far from being forced into hiding as a supergrass, he gained new kudos among the criminal underworld for beating the system so audaciously. Graham Johnson interviewed Haase at Whitemoor prison and has obtained a copy of his sworn affidavit revealing the truth behind the Royal Pardon scandal. Allegations of huge bribes, mass fabrication of evidence and dark powers at the heart of the justice system make this an explosive expose of Britain's number-one drug kingpin.

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    Guns, Powder and Pay-offs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845962401
    ISBN 10: 1845962400

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000, HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 805
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    BIC subject category V2: JPZ
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, TRU000000, SPO015000, POL000000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: JKVG
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    BISAC V2.8: TRU003000
    DC22: 364.1320941
    LC classification: HV5805.H28 J65 2007
    Thema V1.0: JP, LNF, DNB, DNXC, NHD, JKV, SFBD
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp b/w
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    24 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Graham Johnson was formerly the investigations editor at the Sunday Mirror. He is also the bestselling author of Powder Wars and Football and Gangsters.
    Review quote
    "A serious expose of organised crime that puts the myth of the cheeky Liverpool scally firmly into perspective - a cracking read" Tribune "Why did the future Conservative Party leader [Michael Howard] let Britain's biggest drug lord out of jail? That is the question at the heart of this deeply-researched investigation" Daily Express