The Terrorist Hunters
Andy Hayman & Margaret Gilmore
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Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman, CBE, QPM, was in overall command of the UK's national counter-terrorism offensive, at the centre of every major terrorist investigation - overt and covert - of the past five years. He handled the Metropolitan Police's response to 7/7 and dealt with the politically explosive murder of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko.
Based at New Scotland Yard, in charge of thousands of Special Branch and counter-terrorism officers in the UK and across the globe, deciding strategy, working directly with the Prime Minister with a budget of £500 million, Hayman is able to give unprecedented insight into key top-level crisis meetings he attended with intelligence chiefs and political leaders worldwide.
In an inspirational and at times heart-breaking account, he describes how he led a dedicated team of men and women, committed to protecting the UK from dangerous enemies. Hayman lived through the pain and soul-searching when terrorists did succeed - and the pride when intelligence officers prevented attacks.
Andy Hayman leaves no holds barred in his analysis of the way law enforcers tackle terrorism. He outlines his radical blueprint for the future to protect the public, in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games and beyond.
If you thought you knew the stories behind the news, this book will make you think again.
Really interesting read
This book gives a fantastic insight into the complexity and challenge faced by the Police, Intelligence Services and Government of the UK in dealing with terrorist atrocities that have occurred and also been successfully avoided in the UK. It is explained in some depth how politics and operational policing can easily become merged and the problems and challenges this causes for senior officers within the Police. It gives you a real understanding of the work and commitment that everyone puts in to protecting the UK from the senior officers to those on he front line. Great read, couldn't put it down!