This is a story of one man’s battle against the odds to hold to the truth he knew about police corruption in an era of SP betting suppression that led to three Royal Commissions that rocked the State. It is also a tale of gangsters, murderers and thugs in an era where crime flourished.

Australia was a grim place during the Great Depression. Betting was inexpensive entertainment for the masses, but outlawed, police were forced to pit themselves against their public who flouted the law. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Miller was a young office called to this duty, but discovered a world of corruption. He was ostracised, shunned and considered a ‘’rat’’ for refusing to take part. This is a story of one man’s battle against the odds to hold to the truth he knew about police corruption in an era of SP betting suppression that led to three Royal Commissions that rocked the State. It is also a tale of opportunities seized by gangsters, murderers and thugs in an era where crime flourished.

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Alan Leek

Alan Leek joined the NSW police force as a cadet in 1965. As a detective, he rose through the ranks to command positions in some of the most challenging areas in the State, including the tough Blacktown and Cabramatta patrols, the latter then the centre of heroin trafficking in Australia.

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