No Ordinary Day : Espionage, betrayal, terrorism and corruption - the truth behind the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher

No Ordinary Day : Espionage, betrayal, terrorism and corruption

the truth behind the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher

Regular price £10.99

John Murray

Category: True Crime

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 6/8/23

Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 400 pages, 8pp colour photographs

Weight: 328

Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 31

Behind one of the greatest tragedies in UK policing history lies an incredible political scandal'An important book, especially now' Lee Child'Espionage, betrayal, terrorism, corruption and murder. All the ingredients of a Le Carre novel, only it's real' Matthew Hall'A powerful and timely account' John Sutherland'Very well written and deeply researched . . . an account of a relentless search for justice. It has pride of place in my library' John Grieve CBE QPM former DAC MPS and former National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorist Investigations'Well-written, brilliantly researched, uplifting and yet, a truly shocking read. The story of one man's heroic fight against the odds and against the establishment. John Murray, you are indeed a hero' DCI Colin Sutton (ret'd) Senior Investigating Officer, the Millie Dowler enquiryOn 17 April 1984, as demonstrators gathered outside the Libyan embassy in London, two gunmen lay in wait inside. At 10.18 a.m. automatic gunfire rained down on the protestors and WPC Yvonne Fletcher fell, mortally wounded. As his friend lay dying, PC John Murray made her a promise that he would not rest until those responsible had been brought to justice. Thirty-seven years would pass before he was able to fulfil that undertaking. While researching this moving account of one man's dogged pursuit of justice for a murdered colleague, Matt Johnson uncovered secret-service deals and government duplicity, all part of a plan to force an end to the National Union of Mineworkers' strike. He discovered the real reason Yvonne's killers were allowed to go free and how events that day led to thirty years of growing political control of policing, resulting in the disarray increasingly evident today. This compelling account pulls seemingly unconnected threads into a coherent - and shocking - whole. It provides startling insights into how decisions taken by our politicians and the actions of our intelligence agencies, supposedly in our best interests, may be anything but.