By Matthew Condon
Carrying on with on from the bestselling actual crime tales Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers, All Fall Down follows Terry Lewis as he turns into police commissioner and the period of corruption on the optimum degrees of the police and govt is going on. because the Queensland police develop into extra attached with their corrupt colleagues in Sydney, the period of heavy medicines and crime additionally starts. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, of the unique “crooked kings,” turn into extra enmeshed with “The Joke” that's run by means of bagman Jack Herbert. All Fall Down introduces new characters, extra awesome habit outdoors the legislations by way of the legislations, and alongside how it charts the meteoric upward push of police commissioner Terry Lewis. yet with the arriving of the Fitzgerald Inquiry within the past due Nineteen Eighties, many will fall—and it’s now not consistently the folks who should still. once more award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has drawn from exceptional entry to Terry Lewis, in addition to hundreds and hundreds of interviews with key gamers and conspirators to craft the definitive account of the rise—and fantastic fall—of one guy, a complete kingdom, and over a new release of corruption.
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