Gangsters by Philip Martin
Novelisation of the classic gritty 1970s British drama. John Kline is an ex-SAS officer recently released from prison who finds himself hired by the secretive DI6 police organisation to go undercover in the Birmingham underworld. Infiltrating a violent gangster organisation, Kline soon finds himself making some dangerous enemies, with his loyalties trapped between two opposing forces.
Gangsters is a novel of money, power and violence, the story of racketeers who grow fat on the profits of illegal immigration, drug trafficking – and death.
About the Author
Philip Martin worked in all aspects of drama that included plays and series for mainstream TV. His early work included regular series such as Z Cars in the late 1960s/early 70s, but his most famous work is the postmodern television series Gangsters.
As well as other series work such as Doctor Who, Philip had productions of his stage plays at the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, the Liverpool Playhouse and his local theatre, The Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster. Philip wrote numerous crime adaptations and original plays for Radio 3 and 4, including "Dead Soldiers", voted best radio play of the year.
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