535 embraces the idiosyncratic and brings the peculiar to the printed page, producing books that will get people reading and talking. Each 535 title is a unique project – whether a beautifully illustrated guide, a celebration of a quirky subject, a mind-boggling quiz title or an extraordinary and unforgettable memoir.
A story about race, identity, belonging and displacement, "Kill the Black One First" is the memoir from Michael Fuller - Britain's first ever black Chief Constable, whose life and career is not only a stark representation of race relations in the UK, but also a unique morality tale of how humanity deals with life's injustices.
Michael Fuller was born to Windrush-generation Jamaican immigrants in 1959, and experienced a meteoric career in policing, from the beat to the Brixton inferno, through cutting edge detective work to the frontline of drug-related crime and violence on London's most volatile estates. He took a pivotal role in the formation of Operation Trident, which tackled gun crime and gang warfare in the London community, and was later appointed as chief constable of Kent.
"Kill the Black One First" is a raw and unflinching account of a life in policing during a tumultuous period of race relations throughout the UK.