The Underworld Captain : From Gangland Goodfella to Army Officer Paperback
Alexander Shannon escaped a shady past to enjoy a glittering career in the army, only to end up back in the thick of criminal activity. Shannon's time as a soldier saw him posted to the Falklands, Northern Ireland and war-torn Bosnia.
The rigours of army life took their toll and he found himself drawn into a series of ruthless gang wars.
He used the skills he'd learned in the forces to hide weapons, work for drugs racketeers and plot a massacre, and he was offered a fortune to work as a Mafia-style contract assassin. He was questioned over brutal killings and accused of a triple murder attempt, yet his dedication and determination to succeed in the army brought him accolades and a series of promotions.
In The Underworld Captain, Shannon explains how he managed to combine a successful army career with dangerous gangland dealings for so long and how he finally broke free for good.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 1 x 8pp colour
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2011
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781845967673