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            Breaking Good

            Breaking Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fenech, Simon; Bramwell, Neil

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            What would make a champion kickboxer and loving husband and father turn to ice? Simon Fenech, a successful sportsman and committed family man, tried crystal meth for the first time after a traumatic work accident. He was instantly hooked. Soon, he was dealing to support a $1000-a...-day addiction. What followed was a story straight from the plot of Breaking Bad...Simon was shot by underworld hitmen. He came within an inch of losing his life after a horrific knife attack. He was hunted by drug lords and specialist police units - at the same time. And he reached the very depths of misery and despair. But Simon's story didn't end there. He managed to transform his life in a way that will inspire anyone who's either personally felt the devastating effects of ice or seen their loved one's battle with addiction. Breaking Good is a raw, brutally honest and harrowing story of survival. It is also proof that even the most appalling fall from grace can lead to redemption.
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            ISBN 9781760686468
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation
             

            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tedeschi, Mark

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            ISBN 9781925310221
            Published AU 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman
             

            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feuer, Alan

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            As portrayed in the hit Netflix series Narcos, Guzman was the most legendary and notorious of the deadly Mexican cartel leaders. As leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His nickname El Chapo translates as 'shorty', but there... was no question about his power as El Jefe, 'The Boss'. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounters with Sean Penn-all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. It's not surprising that his story inspired the writers of a top-rating drama. El Chapo's Robin Hood-like appearances at rural Mexican restaurants to the unlikely role a twenty-four year old 'IT guy' played in his downfall - make for a surprising, cinematic story. He was finally captured by US and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. From El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse, this is the definitive story of his life by the New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's whose gripping coverage of his trial went viral. There will be other 'El Chapo' narratives, but author Alan Feuer is in a unique position. Feuer's mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement in both the US and Mexico, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes-what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class and money -will ensure that this is the one book to read about 'El Chapo'.
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            ISBN 9781760857158
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Reasonable Doubt

            Reasonable Doubt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mallett, Xanthe

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            Lost lives, justice delayed, criminals walking free: exposing Australia's worst wrongful convictions.

            ISBN 9781760784843
            Published AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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; 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
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            Lawyer X
             

            Lawyer X (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dowsley, Anthony; Carlyon, Patrick

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Underbelly meets Molly's Game - the true crime investigation that rewrote the story of Melbourne's infamous gangland war and triggered a royal commission. Melbourne's gangland war was an era dominated by murders, stings, hits, drug busts, corruption and greed - inspiring bestsell...ing books and even a popular TV series, Underbelly. It took the police a decade to curtail the violence and bring down criminal kingpins Carl Williams, Tony Mokbel and their accomplices. When the police finally closed the case file, just how they really won the war, with the help of an unlikely police informer, would become a closely guarded secret and its exposure, the biggest legal scandal of our time. Lawyer X is the scandalous, true story of how a promising defence barrister from a privileged background broke all the rules - becoming both police informer and her client's lover - sharing their secrets and shaping the gangland war that led to sensational arrests and convictions. The story of how Nicola Gobbo became Lawyer X, and why, is a compelling study in desperation and determination. Lawyer X is the definitive story of Melbourne's gangland wars and its most glamorous and compelling central character, based on the ground-breaking work of investigative journalists Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, who broke the story for the Herald Sun in 2014, and their five-year struggle to reveal the truth about the identity of Lawyer X.
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            ISBN 9781460758069
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Zealot: A book about cults

            Zealot: A book about cults (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Thornely, Jo

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            Based on the popular Australian podcast ZEALOT, this is a comprehensive look at cults around the world and why people are drawn to them.

            ISBN 9780733640506
            Published AU 26 Feb 2019
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers
             

            Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stratton, Richard

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            An incredible inside account of international drug trafficking from one of America's biggest marijuana smugglers.

            ISBN 9781760293468
            Published AU 22 Jun 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Griffith Wars: The powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the Mafia

            Griffith Wars: The powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the Mafia (Paperback)

            By Gilling, Tom; Jones, Terry

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            The story behind the murder that shocked a nation.

            ISBN 9781760875039
            Published AU 7 Jan 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe's Killer

            The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe's Killer (Paperback)

            By Kyriacou, Kate

            • RRP: $19.99
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            The Sting takes you on a journey behind Australia's most sensational undercover bust, revealing extraordinary new details.The disappearance of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe was one of the most heartbreaking and confounding child abduction and murder cases of the century, s...panning almost a decade prior to the eventual arrest of known pedophile Brett Peter Cowan, one of the original persons of interest.The story of the police sting that resulted in his confession reads like crime fiction, featuring an elaborately staged fake crime gang run by a 'Mr Big' that lured Cowan in with the promise of a hefty payout.The Sting takes you on a journey behind Australia's most sensational undercover bust, revealing extraordinary new details. It is a shocking insight into one of the country's most evil killers, and the operation that brought him down.
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            ISBN 9781760681036
            Published AU 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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