James Bannon’s book 'Running with the Firm' is said to be a true account of his life as a former undercover police officer who spent 2.5 years of his life infiltrating London’s most notorious football hooligan gangs at Millwall FC.
His experience and story is the stuff of legend in the police force and formed the basis of the cult movie I.D. However the film was based on a fictional club and left everyone asking 'was it real' ?
The answer is 'Yes', and for the first time Bannon tells all.
Running with the Firm details the full account of Bannon's time as an undercover police officer and talks at length about the moral, ethical, psychological and emotional turmoil he went through, and describes the life threatening situations he was faced with on a daily basis.
Situations made worse by the failings of the Police and their unit and how they, in short, abandoned a young twenty something officer leaving him at the mercy of hardened criminals, trying to survive, succeed and most importantly… remember which side he was on…
Running with the Firm is published by Ebury Press is out August 15th