Based on true events that have horrified the nation, Soljas is about a new form of gang warfare erupting on Britain s council estates, where guns and knives are as common as mobile phones. Dylan, Noxy and the infamous Strand Crew tax rival drug dealers using a red-hot steam iron and celebrate by raping wannabe WAGS on YouTube videos. But what happens when an innocent three-year-old girl is killed in the crossfire? Will the mayhem stop? Will the teenage murderers find redemption? Or will they be elevated to superstar status, in the media as well as the underworld? From burgeoning organised crime to warped celebrity culture, Soljas explores the dark underbelly of a high economy on the brink. What or who will confront urban warfare a militarised police, controversial anti-terror laws or will the army be drafted in? The gripping debut novel by the bestselling author of Powder Wars is a mind-blowing tale that is all the more shocking because it is based on real-life events.
Graham Johnson is an investigative reporter and crime writer. This is his first crime novel, following the true-crime publications Powder Wars, Football and Gangsters, Druglord and The Devil.