Not for the Faint Hearted is the autobiography of former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord John Stevens.
book covers every stage in his career from his first days on the beat
in London through his days as an Assistant Chief Constable to his
period in charge of the Met.
It is this period which provides
some of the most interesting tales including Stevens involvement in the
Lawrence enquiry and the attempt to prosecute him and Lord Paul Condon
for Health and Safety offences.
The most gripping section of the book however is that which focuses on his time in Northern Ireland.
is a fascinating insight into policing at the top and the sections
covering his time as Met Commissioner shed an interesting light on his
relationship with top politicians including former Home Secretary David
Given the recent nature of the period covered it