ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: May 20, 2008
Iceman: The Rise and Fall of a Crime Lord
By (author) Russell Findlay
The elite police officers secretly launching Scotland’s biggest ever offensive against organized crime had only one target. His name was Jamie Stevenson. But he was known as the Iceman. Operation Folklore would span four years and lead detectives around the world and back again – to the biggest drugs trafficker the country has ever seen. Suspected of many murders – including the gangland assassination of his best friend – Stevenson’s ten-year rise was built on strategic cunning and calculated, brutal violence. It left him at the head of one of Europe’s biggest smuggling operations.His empire spanned the globe and poured tons of drugs and guns onto the streets of Scotland …but now the net was closing. The landmark Folklore investigation put him in the dock along with 70 others as police seized more than GBP60 million in drugs and cash. “The Iceman” tells the astonishing story of Stevenson’s rise offering unique and explosive insight into the unprecedented operation that led to his downfall. The book lays bare the blood-soaked business of Scotland’s most powerful crime lord and, for the first time, details how he made – and laundered – his dirty millions.
Journalists Jim Wilson and Russell Findlay have many years experience reporting crime in Scotland. They work for the Sunday Mail.