Jeremy Vearey opens up about his new book 'Into Dark Water: A Police Memoir'
Every week The Midday Report’s Mandy Wiener interviews the author of a new or trending book
This week Wiener interviewed Jeremy Vearey about his book “Into Dark Water: A Police Memoir” (scroll up to listen).
… subculture in the police around drinking and the abuse of alcohol… To show how we deal with it… and how self-destructive that culture is… That becomes a kind of debriefing for us. An unhealthy way of going home to forget everything… That’s the role liquor played…Jeremy Vearey
It’s important for a police officer to talk about crime scenes, and how they are affected…Jeremy Vearey
How one looks at the world through… what is often a cynical lens… It’s important for a police officer to explain it…Jeremy Vearey
The values of the Freedom Charter underpinned whatever I did… a principled approach to policing…Jeremy Vearey
Description by NB Publishers:
Jeremy Vearey, ex-MK cadre and bodyguard to Madiba, is the deputy provincial commissioner of the Western Cape SAPS.
With this memoir, he paints a wide-angle portrait of policing, crime, and politics in the Western Cape.
Despite its frequent humour, a “dark stream” runs beneath the text: the price that the author has paid for following his calling.
Into Dark Water is an intimate account of what it means when a revolutionary and freedom fighter becomes a high-ranking actor in state security, law, and order.
A tour de force. This warts-and-all, often satirical look at the author’s thirty-plus years as a police officer and top investigator is a riveting account of policing from one of our own sons. I loved it.Irwin Kinnes, criminologist
Vividly portrays the parallel journeys of an individual, a country, and a police service – from freedom fighter to fatherhood; from apartheid to democracy; and from brotherhood to frequent backstabbing. Into Dark Water is a gripping account of navigating a world of turncoats, secrets, and murder, while retaining a sharp sense of humour, and fighting to retain a sense of self … Enthralling.Caryn Dolley, journalist and author
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