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Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop

Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Banks, Keith
By Smith, Ben

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'Undercover was like guerrilla warfare; to understand your enemy, you had to walk amongst them, to become them. The trick was to keep an eye on that important line between who you were and who you were pretending to be.' This is the true story of Keith Banks, one of Queensland's ...most decorated police officers and his journey into the drug scene as an undercover operative in the 1980s. In an era of corruption, often alone, with no backup, he and other undercover cops quickly learned to blend into the drug scene, smoking dope and drinking with targets, buying drugs and having dealers arrested. Very quickly, the lines were blurred between his identity as a police officer and the life he pretended to be part of. This is a raw and confronting story of undercover cops who all became casualties of that era, some worse than others and where not everyone with a badge could be trusted.
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ISBN 9781760877958
Published AU 2 Jul 2020
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760877958
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 2 Jul 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Banks, Keith
By Smith, Ben
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Crime
Crime & Criminology
Drugs Trade / Drug Trafficking
Criminal Investigation & Detection
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 363.2092
Weight 390g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade