By Clive Small
The riveting story of 2 sincere and brave law enforcement officials whose lives have been approximately destroyed by means of the strain, the chance and bad isolation of dwelling existence undercover.
I've cheated, lied and deceived humans. I've ruined marriages, ruined lives, ruined relationships, ruined the overall healthiness of others, let alone my own.'
What is it quite wish to dwell as an undercover cop? Joe and Jessie joined the NSW Police believing they can make a distinction, yet their entire existence grew to become a lie. They have been police officers pretending to be crooks. And their objectives? Drug purchasers, legal gangs and, worst of all, bent police.
Surviving on deceit and intestine intuition, Joe and Jessie lived in a global of gear, violence and corruption. To all yet their mom and dad they have been precisely what they appeared - a drug-dealing junkie and his female friend. after they may now not suffer the strain, the chance and the negative isolation they speedy came upon simply how by myself they honestly were.
This is greater than a riveting real tale of loyalty abused and braveness betrayed. it's also a searing expoé of a police procedure uncontrolled; of senior officials who, via placing secrecy mainly else, destroyed the careers and approximately the lives of 2 sincere law enforcement officials.
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