About the author

Stephen Bentley

<p>Stephen Bentley is a former police Detective Sergeant and barrister (trial attorney) from the UK. He is now a freelance writer and occasional HuffPost UK contributor on undercover policing.&nbsp;<br><br>His memoir <em>Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story</em>&nbsp;is a frank account of his undercover detective experiences during Operation Julie - an elite group of detectives who successfully investigated one of the world's largest drugs rings.&nbsp;<br><br>His memoir became a UK bestseller and now translated into Italian and Portuguese. It is available in English in these formats: eBook, paperback, and audiobook at Audible.<br><br>He also&nbsp;writes crime fiction in his <em>Steve Regan Undercover Cop</em>&nbsp;and <em><strong>Detective Matt Deal Thriller</strong></em> series. He has also written an award-winning short story, <em><strong>The Rose Slayer</strong></em>, which has now been published in an anthology of murder mystery short stories titled <em><strong>Death Among Us</strong></em>​​​​​​​, along with over twenty short stories from ten authors.&nbsp;<br><br>The <em>Steve Regan Undercover Cop</em> series is written as a trilogy. However, the author suggests that his memoir <em>Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story </em>can be read&nbsp;as a prequel to the fiction series, as the series is&nbsp;a spin-off from the memoir. A case of fact fuelling fiction!<br><br>When he isn't writing, Stephen relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family where he now lives often with a cold beer in one hand and a book in the other.<br><br>You may connect with him at www.stephenbentley.info and get 'The Secret' - Book One in the Steve Regan Undercover Cop Thriller series for free.<br><br><br></p>