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            Pure Narco

            Pure Narco (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fink, Jesse; Navia, Luis

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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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            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path

            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

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            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World

            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clode, Danielle

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            A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald.

            ISBN 9781760784959
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Quick and the Dead: True stories of life and death from a New Zealand pathologist
             

            The Quick and the Dead: True stories of life and death from a New Zealand pathologist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Temple-Camp, Cynric

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            True stories of life, death and fate from a provincial pathologist Dr Cynric Temple-Camp's suspense-filled, often Gothic story-telling ability captivated readers in his debut book, The Cause of Death. In the Quick and the Dead, New Zealand's self-confessed aficionado of death is ...back with more mysterious illnesses, gruesome murders, baffling crimes, and the other curious, scarcely believable ways people meet their demise. The Quick and the Dead is also a book about life and the margins of survival - why some people live and others don't when faced with a seemingly similar peril. How much does luck, fate and chance play its part? What is the difference between life and death? What separates the quick and the dead?
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            ISBN 9781775541516
            Published AU 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Edward Street Baby Farm: The Murder Trial That Gripped a City

            The Edward Street Baby Farm: The Murder Trial That Gripped a City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Budrikis, Stella

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            In 1907, Perth woman Alice Mitchell was arrested for the murder of five-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and subsequent trial, the state was horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in Mitchell's care in the previous six years. It became clear that she had be...en running a 'baby farm', making a profit out of caring for the children of single mothers and other 'unfortunate women'. The case raised questions about how so many infants could die, in apparently squalid conditions, implicating Perth's first female health inspector, Harriet Lenihan, who visited regularly and Dr Edward Officer, a children's specialist, who had signed most of the death certificates.
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            ISBN 9781925816099
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Fremantle Press
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            The Naked Farmer
             

            The Naked Farmer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brooksby, Ben

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            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            A heartwarming, moving and candid collection of stories of the challenges our farmers are facing, and the way these communities are banding together in response.

            ISBN 9781760981068
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure
             

            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Thomas, Nathan James; Roberts, Jennifer

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              5 Nov 20

            Exhilarating, introspective and inspiring, this collection of true travel stories proves seeing the world is worth it, no matter the trepidation. Let wanderlust conquer fear!

            ISBN 9781925820577
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition
             

            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition (Paperback)

            By Adut, Deng Thiak; Mckelvey, Ben

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            The teen edition of the bestselling biography of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, Australian lawyer, and man of hope. For readers aged 12+

            ISBN 9780734419620
            Published AU 23 Jul 2019
            Publisher Lothian Publishing Company
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Witness
             

            Witness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Milligan, Louise

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            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            From the best-selling author of CARDINAL comes a searing examination of the power imbalance in our legal system - where exposing the truth is never guaranteed and, for victims, justice is often elusive.

            ISBN 9780733644634
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The First Time He Hit Her: The shocking true story of the murder of Tara Costigan, the woman next door

            The First Time He Hit Her: The shocking true story of the murder of Tara Costigan, the woman next door (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Lemon, Heidi; Read by Crespigny, Sylvie de

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            For readers of true crime and books such as SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO, a shocking and movingly told portrait of the murder of suburban mum Tara Costigan and an examination of why domestic violence affects us all

            ISBN 9780733643767
            Published AU 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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