Colin McLaren

On the Run

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime


Cole Goodwin spent years undercover, infiltrating the Mafia and putting the Australian Godfather behind bars for twenty years.  As his team celebrate the 'guilty' verdict, the Mafia are rolling out a vendetta, aided by Cole's corrupt boss.  The dodgy Inspector Mack has plans for a prosperous retirement in France, and wants Cole out of his life - fast - as well as collecting a million dollar bonus along the way.

ISBN: 
9780522857030
Publisher: 
Victory Books
Year of Publication: 
2009

Infiltration

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime
Memoir

For two years police detective Colin McLaren disappears off the face of the earth, surfacing in Griffith as a dodgy art dealer with a pretty girlfriend and talks his way into the Mafia.  For days, weeks, then months and years, Colin eats with them, sits in their homes and cuddles their kids, all the while climbing the N'Drangheta, finally befriending the Griffith Godfather, Antonio Romeo.

ISBN: 
9780422856798
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2009

Colin McLaren

Author Information
McLaren, Colin

About the Author

Colin McLaren was one of Australia's most experienced taskforce detectives and investigated the Walsh Street murders, the Mr Cruel kidnappings and the NCA bombing and murder.  After his encounter with the Mafia, Colin lectured at the Detective Training School.  He has resigned from the police force and divides his time between Italy and Australia.

ON THE RUN - Colin McLaren

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Book Title: 
On the Run
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522857030
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Publisher: 
Victory Books
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - On the Run, Colin McLaren

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This is the first novel from Colin McLaren, previously he has written a true crime book, INFILTRATION, about his time as one of Australia's most experienced taskforce detectives.

The story in ON THE RUN is going to ring some bells with anyone who has read INFILTRATION as there does appear to be a bit of synergy.  Which makes it just that slightly more tantalising, and ever so slightly worrying all at the same time :)

From the Blurb:

INFILTRATION - Colin McLaren

Author Information
Book Title: 
Infiltration
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522856798
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - Infiltration, Colin McLaren

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You really have to watch that blurb thing.  When I saw this book, first thing on Saturday morning in the bookshop at the Crime & Justice Festival I have got to admit that the blurb didn't do it for me "I couldn't put it down - Great!"  Mick Gatto.  I mean, what on earth does Mick Gatto normally read - would our tastes even vaguely coincide?