By Matthew Condon
Carrying on with on from the bestselling precise 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 maximum degrees of the police and executive is going on. because the Queensland police turn into extra attached with their corrupt colleagues in Sydney, the period of heavy medications and crime additionally starts. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, of the unique “crooked kings,” develop into extra enmeshed with “The Joke” that's run via bagman Jack Herbert. All Fall Down introduces new characters, extra awesome habit open air the legislations by means of the legislation, and alongside how it charts the meteoric upward thrust of police commissioner Terry Lewis. yet with the coming of the Fitzgerald Inquiry within the overdue Eighties, many will fall—and it’s now not continuously the folk who should still. once more award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has drawn from extraordinary entry to Terry Lewis, in addition to countless numbers of interviews with key gamers and conspirators to craft the definitive account of the rise—and astounding fall—of one guy, a whole kingdom, and over a iteration of corruption.
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All Fall Down by Matthew Condon