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              Books by Jesse Fink

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              Pure Narco

              Pure Narco (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fink, Jesse; Navia, Luis

              • RRP: $34.99
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              It's a life story that reads like something out of a John Grisham or Elmore Leonard novel that it's remarkable it has remained untold for so long. Careers in the cocaine-trafficking business are usually short. It's not only a dangerous profession, fraught with the possibility of ...capture and long jail sentences, but it can be deadly if the cartels get to you first. Not for Luis Antonio Navia. For 25 years the Cuban-American smuggled hundreds of tons of white powder for the biggest cartels in Colombia and Mexico, including Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel. In a profession populated by thugs, Navia's dress sense and good manners earned him the nickname 'El Senador' (The Senator). He refused to carry a weapon. What made him good at his job was amassing trusted contacts, losing very few shipments of coke, and maintaining a low profile. He also maintained a normal family life with a Colombian wife and two young children. But he was never far removed from the most brutal violence imaginable. One friend got his head cut off. Another was hit over the head, put in a 55-gallon drum full of cement and dumped in a canal. Navia himself was kidnapped three times and went close to being fed alive to crocodiles. Somehow through it all he managed to survive and spent two decades fooling the DEA and other law-enforcement agencies. That was until he came under the radar of Robert Harley, a tenacious US Customs special agent in Key West, Florida, who was determined to bring him to justice. What followed was an international game of cat-and-mouse that culminated in Navia's 2000 arrest in Venezuela in one of the biggest antinarcotics takedowns of all time, the 12-nation Operation Journey. Spanning decades, continents and featuring a who's who of the drug trade, Pure Narco is a fast-paced adventure ride into the dark underworld of cocaine trafficking, written with the cooperation of a dozen law-enforcement agents from the world's top antinarcotics forces in the United States and Great Brita
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              ISBN 9780143796275
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              15 Days In June

              15 Days In June (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Fink, Jesse

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Revisits that incredible journey, from penalty euphoria at Stadium Australia to last-minute Italian agony, and charts the legacy of this phenomenal achievement, both at home and abroad. Just in time for the Socceroos' Asian Cup. It documents the giant leap that we've taken as a f...ootball nation, while also delving into other sports.
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              ISBN 9781740665018
              Published AU 1 Jun 2007
              Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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              Laid Bare: one man's story of sex, love and other disorders

              Laid Bare: one man's story of sex, love and other disorders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fink, Jesse

              One man's story of sex, love and other disorders.

              ISBN 9780733629044
              Published AU 11 Sep 2012
              Publisher Hachette
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              The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

              The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC (Paperback)

              By Fink, Jesse

              • RRP: $19.99
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              With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It's a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. And, as with any business, some people prospered while others got hurt along the way. The Youngs: The Brot...hers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC's long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band's success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's history - especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N' Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their perspectives on the Youngs' brand of magic. Their music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC might just have got the serious book it deserves.
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              ISBN 9780857986498
              Published AU 3 Nov 2014
              Publisher Random House
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              Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back In Black

              Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back In Black (Paperback)

              By Fink, Jesse

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              The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon? only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth and how much of the real man do we know?There have been books that claim to tell his... story. They haven?t even come close. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs- The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon- The Last Highway.The 1977-80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn?t a harder working band on the road in America. But, as Fink startlingly reveals in a journey that takes the reader from Austin in 1977 to London in 1980, the relentless AC/DC machine was also threatening to come apart. With unprecedented access to Bon?s lovers, newly unearthed documents and a trove of never-before-seen photos, Fink has answers to all the nagging questions that have been asked for decades and discovers startling new information about his last hours to solve the mystery of how he died.But at the heart of Bon- The Last Highwayis a special - and unlikely - friendship between an Australian rock star and an alcoholic Texan troublemaker and it is told for the very first time.This is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for.
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              ISBN 9780857988935
              Published AU 19 Nov 2018
              Publisher Random House
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              Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black
               

              Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black (Audio disc / Other, Simultaneous Release)

              By Fink, Jesse; Read by Harvey, Simon; Producer Longfoot, Marcus

              • RRP: $49.99
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              The death of Bon Scott is The Da Vinci Code of rock. In the early hours of 19 February 1980, Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC, left The Music Machine in Camden, London, with a man called Alistair Kinnear, whereupon he lost consciousness and was left to sleep in Alist...air's Renault 5, parked outside Alistair's East Dulwich apartment. That evening, Bon's lifeless body was found, still in the car. He was pronounced dead on arrival at King's College Hospital. Less than two months later, far away in the Caribbean, recording began on Back In Black, AC/DC's tribute to their fallen bandmate. Worldwide, it would go on to become the biggest selling rock album of all time. The legend of the man known around the world simply as `Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication and how much of the real man do we know? There have been books that claim to tell his story. They haven't even come close. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon: The Last Highway, a book years in the making that finally solves the riddle of the death of Bon Scott. The 1977-80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn't a harder working band in the music business. But, as Fink startlingly reveals, the relentless AC/DC machine was also threatening to come apart. Fink has answers to the nagging questions rock 'n' roll fans have been asking since 1980 and reveals secrets that will change music history.
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              ISBN 9781489417305
              Published AU 30 Oct 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Pure Narco

              Pure Narco (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Fink, Jesse; Navia, Luis; Read by Scott, Keith

              • RRP: $39.99
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              How does a young student majoring in Portuguese at Georgetown University in Washington, DC become one of the biggest drug smugglers on Earth? And how does he survive 25 years in the trade - and encounters with some of its most powerful and ruthless figures, from Pablo Escobar to ...Narcos: Mexico's Alberto Sicilia Falcon - when he hates violence and never carries a gun? In his decades in the business, the savvy, charismatic Luis Navia was responsible for hundreds of tonnes of cocaine making their way across the globe. In the process, he became a multimillionaire, but squandered almost the entire bundle on hookers, booze and fine dining. All while Luis - torn between guilt and adrenalin - tried to maintain a semblance of normal family life as he frequently veered out of control. In Pure Narco, Australian author Jesse Fink brilliantly tells this incredible story through the eyes of Luis, his family, and his wife and former lovers - as well as the relentless American law-enforcement officials who finally swooped and brought him to justice. It's a white-powdered, white-knuckle ride you'll never forget.
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              ISBN 9780655693659
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black
               

              Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black (Audio CD / Audio, Simultaneous Release)

              By Fink, Jesse; Read by Harvey, Simon; Producer Longfoot, Marcus

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $42.49
              • Save $7.50
              • In Stock At Publisher

              The death of Bon Scott is The Da Vinci Code of rock. In the early hours of 19 February 1980, Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC, left The Music Machine in Camden, London, with a man called Alistair Kinnear, whereupon he lost consciousness and was left to sleep in Alist...air's Renault 5, parked outside Alistair's East Dulwich apartment. That evening, Bon's lifeless body was found, still in the car. He was pronounced dead on arrival at King's College Hospital. Less than two months later, far away in the Caribbean, recording began on Back In Black, AC/DC's tribute to their fallen bandmate. Worldwide, it would go on to become the biggest selling rock album of all time. The legend of the man known around the world simply as `Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication and how much of the real man do we know? There have been books that claim to tell his story. They haven't even come close. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon: The Last Highway, a book years in the making that finally solves the riddle of the death of Bon Scott. The 1977-80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn't a harder working band in the music business. But, as Fink startlingly reveals, the relentless AC/DC machine was also threatening to come apart. Fink has answers to the nagging questions rock 'n' roll fans have been asking since 1980 and reveals secrets that will change music history.
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              ISBN 9781489417299
              Published AU 30 Oct 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Pure Narco
               

              Pure Narco (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Fink, Jesse; Navia, Luis; Read by Scott, Keith

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
              • Save $6.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              How does a young student majoring in Portuguese at Georgetown University in Washington, DC become one of the biggest drug smugglers on Earth? And how does he survive 25 years in the trade - and encounters with some of its most powerful and ruthless figures, from Pablo Escobar to ...Narcos: Mexico's Alberto Sicilia Falcon - when he hates violence and never carries a gun? In his decades in the business, the savvy, charismatic Luis Navia was responsible for hundreds of tonnes of cocaine making their way across the globe. In the process, he became a multimillionaire, but squandered almost the entire bundle on hookers, booze and fine dining. All while Luis - torn between guilt and adrenalin - tried to maintain a semblance of normal family life as he frequently veered out of control. In Pure Narco, Australian author Jesse Fink brilliantly tells this incredible story through the eyes of Luis, his family, and his wife and former lovers - as well as the relentless American law-enforcement officials who finally swooped and brought him to justice. It's a white-powdered, white-knuckle ride you'll never forget.
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              ISBN 9780655693642
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Youngs - The Brothers Who Built Ac/Dc
               

              The Youngs - The Brothers Who Built Ac/Dc (Paperback)

              By Fink, Jesse

              • RRP: $26.50
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              With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world, it's a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. This book tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creati...ve secrets that went into their making.
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              ISBN 9781845029661
              Released AU 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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