The Crime Writers' Association

Non-fiction 2014

Rob Evans and Paul Lewis
Faber & Faber/Guardian Books

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Report of another successful Guardian investigation, by two prize-winning journalists, into the scandalous activities of a clandestine unit of the British police, whose job was to spy on ‘subversives’. They each went deep undercover for years, stealing the identities of dead people and inventing whole new lives. Even most senior police officers were unaware of their existence.