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Jealous Justice

The Story of a Top-Ranking Police Officer Whose Career Was Wrecked by Envious Rivals
Narrated by: Alan Thorne
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

Alan Thorne, the son of a soldier and a midwife from the Welsh Valleys, rose through the ranks of his local police force to become a chief superintendent in his early 40s, with an outstanding reputation and several awards and commendations to his credit. However, along the road he made one or two enemies. This is the story of how a decent "top copper" found himself framed by jealous colleagues for a nonexistent offence and had no choice but to resign from the force and rebuild his life - and how he then found himself facing a terrible personal tragedy. A fascinating and very frank insight into how policing works - and how sometimes it doesn't.

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This book is something different.

Most books about the police give graphic details of frontline encounters but this is a heart-warming and moving account of an officer who rose to senior rank and tells how his life and career was torn apart by jealous rivals.
You are introduced to his family and in particular his wife, a remarkable woman whose love, support and determination drives them through traumatic events.
The author narrates his memoir with feeling and with threads of humour which, coupled with the soft lilt of his South Wales accent, provides a relaxing experience.
I found that I was compelled to listen to just one more chapter before taking a break.
I can describe this book as being taken on a journey to share an experience.

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Interesting, enlightening and emotional

Memoirs and biographies are not usually my thing, but a friend recommended this. It starts off with the author's (also the narrator) early life giving a good insight into what his whole upbringing was like. It moves through his life, early career and goes on to relate a quite shocking episode in the middle. It then goes up, then back down, altogether a real roller coaster of a story. The fact that the author narrates this himself just adds to the emotion and makes for a really - as the title of my review - interesting, enlightening and emotional listen. Altogether satisfying.