Now a major film directed by Idris Elba, Yardie by Victor Headley shines a light on the brutal underworld of 90s London gang culture. At Heathrow Airport's busy immigration desk, a newly arrived Jamaican strolls through with a kilo of top-grade cocaine strapped to his body. And keeps on walking .
. . By the time the syndicate get to hear about the missing consignment, D is in business - for himself - as the Front Line's newest don.
But D's treachery will never be forgotten - or forgiven. The message filters down from the Yardie crime lords to their soldiers on the streets:Find D. Find the merchandise.
And make him pay for his sins . . .
By Victor Headley
Published by Pan Macmillan