The Underworld Captain : From Gangland Goodfella to Army Officer, Paperback Book

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
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781845967673



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