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The Most Dangerous Detective is a sensational expose of crime, sexual intrigue, corruption and Machiavellian politics by former Fleet Street investigative reporter Steve Bishop. In 2012 the first edition topped the best sellers in its category on amazon.com where it has since out-rated similar books with reviewers giving it an average of 4.5 stars out of five. The second edition contains stunning revelations from federal ministerial papers which complain about an apparent connection between a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Drugs and the Queensland Police, headed by corrupt commissioner Terry Lewis. And the papers pose the question: did the tentacles of organised crime reach as far as the federal cabinet process? The second edition retains information from official statements and interviews from the Fitzgerald Inquiry into corruption which have since been locked away in the archives for between 65 and 100 years. With a foreword by former Queensland Premier Mike Ahern, this true story contains the key elements of a whodunnit and a thriller, with complex plots to disentangle, clues to analyse and false leads to keep readers guessing and the tension mounting. The devious and cunning political plotting could stand alone as a tale of intrigue as Premiers of different eras select crooked police officers as commissioners, supposedly independent inquiries produce the results desired by government and the leading anti-corruption campaigner has his parliamentary career killed off. Come on a journey through three states and the Northern Territory; three gruesome murders in the scorched, red heart of the outback; a miscarriage of justice in the prim and proper city of Adelaide; the creation of a luxury brothel empire in Sydney in the swinging sixties; and there's even a side trip to genteel Eastbourne, in England, to meet a serial lady-killer. But you'll be spending most of your time in sub-tropical Brisbane with its verandad wooden houses on quarter-acre blocks, palms and poincianas, hilltop views and shady valleys, its broad convoluted river and its laid back lifestyle. The result of a quarter of a century's research and interviews with political leaders, senior police and barristers, The Most Dangerous Detective also charts the awakening of Australians from the naive innocence of the late 50s through to the cynicism of the 80s. Did Glen Patrick Hallahan, who became famous as the ace detective who solved the Sundown Murders and won the George Medal for bravery send an innocent man to the gallows? Did he execute Jack 'Bingo' Cooper who kept his eyes down when talking but kept his ears open and may have learned too much? Did he murder his mistress, the brothel queen who had once lied at a Royal Commission in order to protect him and his colleagues? The Most Dangerous Detective provides the evidence to help answer these questions but this is also a multi-layered story in which two state premiers, three judges, a leading lawyer and a crime reporter who rose to be an editor are exposed The book calls for a posthumous pardon in one murder case and for another murder case to be re-opened. Holding the stage through this story of murders, organised crime, perjury, planted evidence, invented confessions, protection from on high, a major heroin importation, a bank robbery, political corruption, protection rackets and other appalling behaviour is the man who struck fear into even a federal political leader, Glen Patrick Hallahan, the most dangerous detective. Further information: www.stevebishop.net
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Steve Bishop was an investigative reporter with the News of the World from 1973-81 (when it still had ethics), a senior reporter and feature writer on Queensland’s Sunday Sun from 1982-89 and for 10 years principal media advisor to Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. Steve covered the Fitzgerald Inquiry for the Sunday Sun and believes it is essential for Queensland (and all states) to have an independent corruption watchdog. He gained a master’s degree with an 85,000 word thesis which examined why the media had failed for a 30-year period to expose Queensland’s endemic corruption. He now spends his time writing an irregular blog, travelling widely and investigating red wines.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 374 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.85 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1517294649
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1517294649