Peter Fox https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/taxonomy/term/4801 en Walking Towards Thunder, Peter Fox https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/review/walking-towards-thunder-peter-fox <div data-history-node-id="14784" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Walking Towards Thunder, Peter Fox </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Monday, September 23, 2019</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I can't pretend, even for a moment, that I'm able to dispassionately review a book like WALKING TOWARDS THUNDER. This is a very personal story about Peter Fox's ethical and moral stance against an institution lacking in both of those traits. Actively avoiding those traits, if the revelations in this book are anything to go by.</p> <p>Reading this book you will see the power and might of the church and it's accolytes. The "mafia" it unleashes against those who see the corruption, the scandal, the abuse and the crimes and want to do something about it, is breathtaking both in it's commitment to the "cause" and it's bloody mindedness. You really have to stop and think long and hard about the sort of world we live in - one where an institution can be so cavalierly above the people who support it, and the lives and wellbeing of the children that are thrust into that world (by the adults around them after all) are less important, less valued ... just less overall .... than the power, and the money and the might of that church. </p> <p>I am profoundly thankful that people like Peter Fox have tried to halt the tide of the catholic sex abuse crimes, especially when you realise the personal toll they have been forced to endure. I'm profoundly thankful that he decided to write this book, and I'm thankful that people like Anthony and Chrissie Foster took it upon themselves to support and encourage him to do so. Chrissie Foster's book HELL ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN is now on my reading queue as well. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--2"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="14759" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--47"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/walking-towards-thunder"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/walking-towards-thunder.jpg?itok=bfsXWVY_" width="144" height="220" alt="Walking Towards Thunder" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/peter-fox" hreflang="en">Peter Fox</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">B07TLT496V</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1699" hreflang="en">2019</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--48"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Former Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox is a hero in many people's eyes. A police officer with 36 years' service in the Hunter region, he rose to national prominence in 2012 for his major role in speaking out for the victims of abuse within the church. He had been at the coalface fighting these heinous crimes for decades. He had worked with the victims and supported their families. He knew an enquiry was long overdue. His decision to become a whistle blower helped trigger Prime Minister Julia Gillard's historic decision to establish a far-reaching Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in institutions.</p> <p>He had no idea what speaking up would unleash. Peter's dedication and focus cost him his career, his health and also affected his wife's health. He and his family were threatened. Former friends shunned him. But the victims and the families that he supported consider him their champion. To them he is a hero.</p> <p><i>Walking Towards Thunder</i> details the cumulative horrors our police face every day, it reveals the cover ups and the way sexual predators were moved around. It shows the backlash he faced and the lengths those in power will go to avoid facing the truth. Confronting and inspiring, this is an unforgettable story.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/3570" hreflang="en">#truecrime</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/3257" hreflang="en">True Crime</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/4812" hreflang="en">Walking Towards Thunder</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/4801" hreflang="en">Peter Fox</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--3"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--3--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--3--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--3--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_2 js-view-dom-id-6c64f4da93a9a9d4c517f898ad5b81cc001902d9f6992cfada9d47c1569154a6"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/walking-towards-thunder-peter-fox" hreflang="en">Walking Towards Thunder, Peter Fox</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, September 23, 2019 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=14784&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="n9WwwNSlJQpOEyObTG1gR0FV4BoDAr-kCViYSlyXiXY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 01:04:39 +0000 Karen 14784 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/review/walking-towards-thunder-peter-fox#comments Peter Fox https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/author/peter-fox <div data-history-node-id="14758" class="row bs-1col-stacked node node--type-author node--view-mode-rss"> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--main"> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--5"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--5--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--5--content">Author Info</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--5--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Peter Fox </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Former Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox is a hero in many people's eyes. A police officer with 36 years' service in the Hunter region, he rose to national prominence in 2012 for his major role in speaking out for the victims of abuse within the church. He had been at the coalface fighting these heinous crimes for decades. He had worked with the victims and supported their families. He knew an enquiry was long overdue. His decision to become a whistle blower helped trigger Prime Minister Julia Gillard's historic decision to establish a far-reaching Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in institutions.</p> </div> <div class="open-closed js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--4"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--4--content" aria-expanded="false" aria-pressed="false" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--4--content">Tags</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--4--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade"> <div class="author-display-tags field field--name-field-country-of-origin field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Country of Origin</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Author</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/4801" hreflang="en">Peter Fox</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--bottom"> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--6"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--6--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--6--content">Books By This Author</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--6--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-32e2c0f2c94b509503caf9049acf85d0fe2b4d8da7b6f2d73c9e7893c2791258"> <header> <h3>Books:</h3> </header> <h3>Series: </h3> <div id="views-bootstrap-attached-views-entity-view-1" class="grid views-view-grid horizontal"> <div class="row"> <div class="col col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6 col-lg-3 "> <div class="views-field views-field-field-book-cover"><div class="field-content"> <a href="/book/walking-towards-thunder"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/walking-towards-thunder.jpg?itok=bfsXWVY_" width="144" height="220" alt="Walking Towards Thunder" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div></div><div class="views-field views-field-title"><span class="field-content"><a href="/book/walking-towards-thunder" hreflang="en">Walking Towards Thunder</a></span></div><div class="views-field views-field-field-year-of-publication"><div class="field-content">2019</div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--7"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--7--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--7--content">Posts About This Author</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--7--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_4 js-view-dom-id-d96ca7228c5f9e38f1d6314b8a74c5818ffd4712c3beab8b710f97c9cadee94e"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/walking-towards-thunder-peter-fox" hreflang="en">Walking Towards Thunder, Peter Fox</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, September 23, 2019 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=14758&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="y3mtvn8BpMW3MbTX5rrZuKoYuIC2cgy27oyE8hLn3Dk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 01:42:49 +0000 Karen 14758 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/author/peter-fox#comments