Stephen Bentley

Stephen Bentley is an expat from the UK now living in the Philippines. He is a former barrister (trial attorney) and detective.

His memoir "Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story" is available from September 14, 2016. It is a frank account of his undercover detective experiences during Operation Julie - an elite group of detectives who successfully investigated one of the world's largest drugs rings. 

When he isn't writing, Stephen follows the (mis)fortunes of Liverpool Football Club from afar and relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family.

Stephen is currently working on two books. He is writing his first novel. It is based on his real life undercover cop days. 

He is also writing a book about his paternal grandfather, a rating in the British Royal Navy. Able Seaman Frederick Bentley joined the Navy as a "boy sailor" in 1916 at the age of 17. He was on the Prince of Wales in 1that ship was sunk by the Japanese in the South China Sea. His grandfather survived and remained in the Navy until 1945.

He would like you to know that he will donate a portion of all book sales royalties to the James Bulger Memorial Trust, a UK registered charity. Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story How to Drive Like an Idiot in Bacolod: An Expat's Experiences of Driving in the Philippines and How to Survive