For more than a decade, an intense gang war has been raging between British and foreign criminals in Spain's sunny coastal regions.
The warring factions have left more than a hundred people dead and scores injured, making headlines around the world.
These vicious conflicts for control of drugs turf, protection rackets, people smuggling and sex slavery have blighted the reputation of what was once Europe's number one holiday destination and given it a sinister epithet: Costa Del Crime. In this explosive book, investigative author Wensley Clarkson reveals the inside story of the crime mobs and their deadly feuds.
With unprecedented access to senior gang members and police officers, he traces the roots of these criminals - from Britain, southern Europe, South America and the former Soviet block - and focuses on the emergence of the main gangs, whose rise to power has sparked gun battles and even professional hits.
He also exposes, for the first time, the new breed of the so-called 'psycho gangsters', the up-and-coming, cold blooded criminals who have struck fear into the hearts of some of Britain's most legendary criminal kingpins.