David Leslie - Crimelord : The Licensee (The True Story of Tam McGraw)
The gripping story of elusive multi-millionaire gangster Tam McGraw (The Licensee).
A notorious Glasgow kingpin, McGraw rose from extreme poverty in the East End of Glasgow to become one of Scotland's wealthiest men.
When hash started to flood into Scotland from the late 1980's onwards, suspicion centred on Tam McGraw, leader of the infamous Barlanark Team.
After a two-year surveillance operation, police discovered the drug had been hidden in buses carrying young footballers and deprived Glasgow families on free holidays abroad in a scam worth over £40 million. Police claimed McGraw was the mastermind, but in 1998 a jury declared him innocent while other suspects were jailed.
As McGraw refuses to discuss his life publicly, his remarkable tale is told through friends, fellow crooks, and the occasional rival. It is an outrageous, often hilarious, true gangster story.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good (A little tanning towards page edges only)
- Category : Non-Fiction - True Crime
- Published : 2005 (Mainstream/News of The World)
- ISBN : 9781845961664
- SKU : B000428
- PPC : SP250gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A fascinating insight into the world of real life criminals." - Goodreads Review.
David Leslie worked for the News of the World for over four decades before retiring and is now a freelance journalist and true-crime author.