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Summary

The Crossing is a groundbreaking, unprecedented look inside the UK's newest and most chilling underworld. Wensley Clarkson's insider account reveals the emergence of numerous organised crime networks more powerful and violent than anything ever seen before in this country. These often foreign gangs run elaborate international systems dealing in drugs, people smuggling, prostitution and money laundering, and they have gained a huge foothold in the UK underworld thanks to The Crossing.

Since first investigating organised crime more than 30 years ago, Clarkson has witnessed enormous changes in the UK underworld. For The Crossing, he has entered the brand-new Brexit influenced criminal badlands and witnessed up close the audacious, sophisticated and far-reaching foreign gangs who threaten to paralyse post-Brexit Britain by introducing the world to a new breed of organised crime.

©2019 Wensley Clarkson (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Mind blowing

Having lived in Essex all my life, 50 years, and being a European truck driver for 20 of those, this book is not only a frightening eye opener, it just confirms a lot of what I have ‘seen’ especially the this last 10 years.

A very compelling listen, and exceptional narrating, my book of the year so far.

I could probably say more, but probably best not too.....

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OK but not grrat

The story was fairly humdrum and trotted along but at no great pace and was mundine. The narrator was reasonable, though I'm not sure why he tried the accents of people that he was pretending to be. He often tried an eastern European accent which usually sounded poor and often tailed off and disappeared altogether. Given that he was speaking only three or four sentences for that person, it would have made more sense if he had simply carried on in his own voice and said will needed but without trying to affect the accent. It also seemed as a whole to be fairly bloated and take too long. For example, the crossing was explained at the outset as being the so-called Bermuda triangle at Kent, Essex, and London. And this was covered by the Queen Elizabeth II bridge. However, following this explanation, the name of the bridge and the locations of the crossing were constantly repeated when they didn't need to be. it was ok at best and whilst I would listen to another one, I wouldn't miss it if I don't and I probably wouldn't buy another by this author

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worth a listen

entertaining and enlighting

good content and worth a listen you won't view the M25 Dartford crossing in the same way

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this book will make you wish you voted brexit

wow! what an eye opener
truly excellent book everyone should read,
narration is superb, full of interesting stories, hard to put down.
search Westminster Bridge scammers, just the tip of the iceberg

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A chilling story of a place very close to home.

Have always known that the area was infiltrated by organised crime, but this is a real eye opener. Very worrying to learn the extent of underworld activity of foreign crime and how it has taken over from local criminals.

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A collection of ramblings about a bridge - can’t wait for the sequel - an in-depth expose of the footbridge across the M6 at Knutsford

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Recommended

Really enjoyed this book it was well written and easy to listen too. Just downloaded another couple of Wensley Clarkson books.

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Fascinating and eye opening

A really fascinating story, well told and narrated. Opens up a whole new world that exists around the Color’s song and a real insight into Eastern European crime gangs, ethics and families.
Very well narrated and the characters are well explained and voiced. Very enjoyable.

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Highly recommended for British true crime fans

an excellent expose into the recent gangland evolution on the streets in the South East of England.

At the time of the writing of this review many oligarchs have just fled britain and I wonder if this will change the script in years to come. To fully understand this comment have a listen to The Crossing and then come back to this review and make your minds up.

excellent narration and a very well written and educational listen.

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Very informative and interesting

Enjoyed listening to this and learning of the goings on within this country and how it works. Very well played by all involved