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I'm finding this book quite interesting, Underbelly 3 connections or whatever else aside, mostly because it comes out of New South Wales, and the time of the Wood Royal Commission into Police Corruption etc to which, at the time, I paid scant if any attention whatsoever (who many times do you find yourself reading a book about something from your teenage / young adult years thinking... where was I when this all happened... oh that's right.  Partying.  Hard).

From the Blurb:

Detective Sergeant Trevor Haken was one of the infamous Golden Mile's most crooked cops.  Now he lives in hiding, in a hell of his own creation.

Graduating from small bribes to stealing money and receiving kickbacks from drug dealers, Haken became an informant for the Wood Royal Commission into corruption in the New South Wales Police Service.  The Commissioner's findings sent shockwaves through the police force and beyond, resulting in the dismissal and resignation of many officers, and the reorganisation of policing in the state.

Opening Lines:

Prologue:  As an independent politician, John Hatton spoke out about police corruption in New South Wales.  He had a reputation for honesty, and people with stories to tell knew that he would hear them out.

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Detective Sergeant Trevor Haken was one of the infamous Golden Mile's most crooked cops.  Now he lives in hiding, in a hell of his own creation.

Graduating from small bribes to stealing money and receiving kickbacks from drug dealers, Haken became an informant for the Wood Royal Commission into corruption in the New South Wales Police Service.  The Commission's findings sent shockwaves through the police force and beyond, resulting in the dismissal and resignation of many officers, and the reorganisation of policing in the state.

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Submitted by Karen on Fri, 12/02/2010 - 07:13 pm