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The Crew, Dougie Brimson's prequel to the Top Dog Film

The Crew, Dougie Brimson
The Crew

The prequel to the Movie Top Dog starring Leo Gregory - Directed by Martin Kemp
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE - as As Paul Jarvis of the National Soccer Intelligence Unit is only too well aware. He knows that Billy Evans is no ordinary Cockney lad made good. He's also a thug, a villain and a cop killer. Jarvis just hasn't been able to prove it...Yet. So when Jarvis discovers that Evans is putting together a hooligan 'Super Crew' to follow the England national soccer team to Italy, he feels sure he can finally put Evans behind bars - if only someone can infiltrate the group and get him the proof he needs. But nothing is ever that simple. The Crew believe Evans is just out for a full-on riot. Jarvis thinks he's trafficking drugs. But Billy Evans is always one step ahead. He has another plan. And it will be catastrophic for everyone concerned. EXCEPT HIM.

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A Word from the Author: Dougie Brimson

Perhaps best known for penning the multi-award winning feature film Green Street, Dougie Brimson began writing in 1996 with the publication of the cult classic exploration of football hooliganism, Everywhere We Go.
A further 17 books have followed, including the Essex gang trilogy featuring the character Billy Evans. A man for whom the law is regarded as little more than an irrelevance when it comes to his quest for power and influence.
The first book, The Crew, was released in 2000 followed by Top Dog a year later. Between them, they have sold over 400,000 copies worldwide and spawned an award winning movie penned by Brimson himself.
In The Know, the final instalment in the trilogy, was published in May 2020 and brings the story of Billy Evans bang up to date.

Dougie Brimson also co-wrote the award winning movie, We Still Kill The Old Way.

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