By Stephen Leather
In numerous elements of London, 3 recruits organize for his or her first day on the Metropolitan Police's education centre at Hendon. All 3 had succeeded in stepping into the police inspite of weaknesses. yet on their first day, the assistant commissioner declares that he desires them to affix a crew of undercover detectives. Their short? To turn into criminals; to paintings their approach up via no matter what felony enterprises they could get entry to, and to collate proof opposed to the criminals they arrive throughout. Their objective? one of many world's greatest drug purchasers, Den Donovan, alias 'Tango One' - #1 on HM Customs and Excise's record of so much sought after criminals.
Three years later the entire recruits have become as regards to their objective. Too shut, maybe, to recollect the foundations . . .
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