A Fair Cop by Michael Bunting Friday Books HK$112 Policeman Michael Bunting's 'worst nightmare' was living among convicted criminals. It came true when he was convicted of assault - his claim was self-defence - and sent to a prison in Leeds, where he would be treated in the same way as the hundreds of men he had arrested. Worse, his case had been in the media and, as he writes, 'An imprisoned policeman is big news; news that would inevitably unite [the prisoners] so that they could plan exactly what they were going to do about it.' His fears were realised soon after arriving at the prison, where an inmate, imprisoned for manslaughter, punched him in the face. Bunting's book - cobbled together from notes written in jail - runs through his training as a police officer and to the incident that led to his imprisonment: a domestic violence case he was called to investigate. During his 33 days (of a four-month sentence) behind bars, during which he found God, Bunting endured several assaults, including being bound in sheets with urine poured over him. In 2006 he set up www.afaircop.co.uk , which helped start his writing career. Readable and interesting, his debut volume should open doors.