My memoir of a life in the military, police, the corporate world and a not too insignificant slice of my personal life is due for publication on 22.2.22.
Here are a couple of pre-publication reviews to give you an insight into what it is all about.
Snippets from people who were kind enough to review ‘Mastering the Wolf’ prior to print.
“Colin’s reflections on life as a police officer in West Yorkshire during and after the miners’ strike tells a little known story of community tensions and dealing with trouble as a police officer in areas with a heritage of dislike and distrust of the police. There the local officers were left to pick up the pieces left by the officers from the Metropolitan Police, Merseyside and Greater Manchester who had been drafted in to back up the local force. A fascinating and enthralling read.”
Kevin Hurley – Former Senior Police Officer, Army Officer and International Policing Consultant to governments in conflict zones.
“Policing can be addictive, not just for Police Officers performing the special privilege of the office of Constable; our television screens are littered with policing documentaries and factionary adventures every day. Whilst it can be an exciting, adrenaline fuelled experience; Officers face some of the worst aspects of humanity and it would be incomprehensible to believe that does not impact upon them and their loved ones. The caring and compassionate side of Policing is well represented by Colin’s writing. The calling to help others is a significant motivation for people entering the Service. That and dedication keeps special people turning up for duty whatever the weather! Mastering the Wolf has it all, nothing is left out.”
Adam Briggs – Deputy Chief Constable (Retired)
Interested? You can pre-order via this link. AND at a slightly reduced price.