Inside a Police Informant's Mind
This book presents an honest account of the role, risks, and motives of police informants. It chronicles the relationship and course of events between the author and RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana. Providing a fascinating insider's perspective, it gives balanced insight into the thoughts of both the police and the informant—addressing the hazards of manipulation by both parties. This autobiographical account is a must-read for all police or source handlers and is especially useful for military and intelligence gathering officers.
Release August 15th 2015
Testimonials from Treacherous
“Paul Derry paints a scary, scathing picture of the seamy world of organized crime, murder, snitches and betrayal – as only an insider can tell it. It is his version, told from the heart. You don’t have to believe every word he writes or agree with everything he says to shudder and shake your head in fear and amazement. A dark tale of the dark underbelly of our society.”
- Julian Sher, co-author of Angels of Death and The Road to Hell
“A very good read for anyone wanting to find out what it is like to go from a normal childhood to a life of crime, become an informant for the police and then get involved in the ultimate crime. I was involved in this investigation, but once I started to read this book, I had to read on. It grabbed my attention, and I had to see where it was going.”
- Det. Shane Halliday (retired), Halifax Regional Police, Major Crime Unit
This book, Derry's first, can stand as a manual of sorts and should be read by all police officers who handle agents—if not for its style, then for its brief tour inside the former agent's mind and for what it reveals about the relationship between the Mounties and an agent.
Inside a Police Informants Mind
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