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Author Talk: Liam Thomas, The Buyer at Holmfirth Library
21st November - 10:00 pm
Join us for a fascinating author talk with Liam Thomas as he discusses his autobiography, The Buyer – The Making and Breaking of an Undercover Detective.
At Holmfirth Library
On Tuesday 21 November, 3.00 pm
Liam Thomas is a former undercover detective for the Metropolitan Police. He worked for the Metropolitan Police for nearly two decades. In 2018 he was the subject of a documentary for Vice about his life as a detective. He is now an actor, playwright, and screenwriter; he recently produced and appeared in the award winning short film The Tide (which he also wrote), funded by the BFI, a story of place, unravelling identity and mental health within a community fighting for its very existence. He is currently developing a feature length screenplay.
His book The Buyer is a thrilling memoir of a life lived amongst a world of corruption, justice and loyalties, this book tells the real story of the police’s line of duty.
‘To be an undercover officer, you must watch and wait. Before that, though, is the question of identity. Embarking on a covert operation you first must decide who you are. Who will you be today?’
Liam Thomas was an officer in the Met for over a decade, many of those years spent deep at the heart of Britain’s most dangerous criminal enterprises in the murky world of undercover surveillance. Before him, his father had also been a police officer, a pillar of their small community.
Fighting corruption was Liam’s life. But the murky world of undercover work teaches him that justice is far from black and white – and a family secret reveals that corruption is closer to home than he had ever expected. The revelations push him to the edge of his sanity – and then he discovers that his bosses are investigating him…
A thrilling memoir of a life lived amongst a world of corruption, justice and loyalties, this book tells the real story of the police’s line of duty.
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