IN 2003 Freddie Scappaticci was outed as being the highest-ranking British agent within the IRA, codenamed Stakeknife. The West Belfast man always denied the allegation and died in hiding in April this year. Former IRA prisoner Richard O’Rawe was interned at the same time as Scappaticci back in 1973. Now a successful writer, he was finishing his latest novel when he was approached by Merrion Press to write a biography on the man known to his comrades as ‘Scap’. This week ‘Stakeknife’s Dirty War’ was published. Speaking to the Andersonstown News, Richard said: “It’s a biography of Scap but also an analysis of what Scap was up to and the big revelation in the book is that Scap was controlled by a group called the Tasking & Co-ordinating Group.