Drug dealers beware. The Devil is coming to get you.Gangster Stephen French invented the perfect crime: robbing drug barons of their huge fortunes. In SAS-style swoops, French raided their fortified mansions and tortured them with horrifying violence until they paid up. Through 'taxing' the richest and most powerful crimelords in the UK, he netted over £20 million.French wDrug dealers beware. The Devil is coming to get you.Gangster Stephen French invented the perfect crime: robbing drug barons of their huge fortunes. In SAS-style swoops, French raided their fortified mansions and tortured them with horrifying violence until they paid up. Through 'taxing' the richest and most powerful crimelords in the UK, he netted over £20 million.French was no ordinary criminal. He was a world-champion fighter, he studied psychology at university to master mind-control techniques, and he used the teachings of Machiavelli and samurai warriors to outwit his enemies. The Devil also reveals French's complex relationship with Curtis Warren, the wealthiest criminal in British history. The two were childhood pals, then partners and finally bitter enemies.Now a legitimate businessman, French built up a multimillion-pound empire. Having eventually turned his back on his former life, he is now seeking to set the record straight....
|Title||:||The Devil: Britain's Most Feared Underworld Taxman|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Pages|
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The Devil: Britain's Most Feared Underworld Taxman Reviews
Not every incident written here is believable. There are many exaggerations. The criminal himself is a narcissist and I don't believe Graham Johnson cross checked the information being given to him.
I don't usually read biographies or memoirs, however this one caught my eye. Not strictly either of the above it's a fully acknowleged ghost written account of Stephen French's life in Liverpool 8, his relationship with criminals and the criminal underworld, his struggle to escape that world, and the happenings in the Black Community over this period.The reason why this book caught my eye was that i have previously read "Chopper" by Mark Brandon Read as well as enjoying the excellent movie starring Eric Bana. Stephen 'The Devil' French strikes me as having quite a similar story, though he appears to be a lot Saner than Chopper, with more focus and purpose. They are both Warrior men, Street Fighters with a Code of Honour, they both Preyed on the extremely rich Drug dealing Criminals whom they ruthlessly terrified and robbed. They both have quite a sense of humour though 'The Devil' is more serious. They both found The Perfect Crime.What drew me to this book was Mr French's clear intelligence and self-integrity (he has since successfully gone legit and does much work in the Liverpool community to battle the gun culture in gangs) He's an Olympic Fighting Champion and studied Psychology at University (and with typical street logic used the psychological tricks he had learnt to intimidate the lecturer into telling him which questions were on the exam). He is clearly by no means a perfect man or model citizen, but he is a man who fought against the difficulties of his own life including his inner demons. He has won through hard work, self-discipline, and unshakeable self-confidence. He is a man who i at least cannot help but respect and admire. I'd shit myself if i ever met the man but at the same time to meet a man of such personal intelligence, self-control and power would be an amazing experience.
This was an interesting book, and provided a real insight into the underworld of Liverpool and beyond.
Brutal, Truthful, Dynamic and Humorous, Recommended.