By Noel 'Razor' Smith
As a gun-wielding financial institution robber, Noel 'Razor' Smith used to be most sensible of the felony tree, having fun with the buzz and merits of a perilous and adrenalin-filled occupation. yet he'd additionally spent the better a part of his grownup existence in criminal, an atmosphere the place appreciate and easy survival have been assured purely to these ready to take advantage of the main brutal violence. In his new ebook, Smith takes the tale on from his hugely acclaimed memoir a couple of style phrases and a Loaded Gun, and describes how he got here to achieve that the sport wasn't definitely worth the candle. In his mid-forties he utilized to go into Grendon, then the single legal in Britain supplying excessive healing therapy to hardened criminals. He went from a brutal high-security criminal, HMP Whitemoor, to an establishment the place he used to be inspired to enquire simply why his lifestyles have been given over to violence and crime. Smith paints an unforgettable portrait of the hardened and critically broken inmates of Grendon, a lot of them accountable of recognized crimes, and their makes an attempt to show around their lives. And specifically his personal onerous five-year trip to re-enter society as a directly citizen.