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The Stalker Affair: The Shocking True Story of Six Deaths and a Notorious Cover-Up
The Stalker Affair The Shocking True Story of Six Deaths and a Notorious Cover-Up
Author: John Stalker
ISBN-13: 9780670822621
ISBN-10: 0670822620
Publication Date: 5/20/1988
Pages: 288
Edition: 1st American ed
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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The Stalker Affair - The Shocking true story of a notorious cover up in Northern Ireland.

What happens when a police fit-up occurs? This book tells you what happened when a Senior policemen himself is fitted up! As Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, Stalker investigated corruption in the RUC in Northern Ireland. Until he was hauled off the case and accused of corruption himself. A great read.

Stalker is the former deputy chief of the Greater Manchester police who, in 1984, was sent to Northern Ireland by the British government to investigate the killing of six unarmed Catholic men by officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). The killings, unrelated incidents that occurred in 1982, provoked questioning and controversy, the prime allegation being that RUC had a ``shoot to kill'' policy in the ambushes of suspected members of the IRA. Even as Stalker narrates the chronology of his two-year-quest in Belfast, ``the story still twists and turns.'' What emerges clearly is that Stalker, a highly regarded professional and skilled investigator, was deliberately frustrated and obstructed the closer he came to the revelation of scandal, coverup by the RUC and out-of-control policemen. When he was summarily dismissed on grounds of consorting with a suspected criminal, Stalker, who had recommended prosecution of eight RUC officers, attracted the attention of the media. This book, currently a cause celebre in England and Ireland, vividly details the failure of truth and justice in the jungle of Northern Ireland politics.