Terence Murray Lewis lifted himself out of poverty and emotional neglect to reach the pinnacle of power as the knighted Commissioner of Police in Queensland. Then, with the advent of the Fitzgerald Inquiry into Police Corruption in 1987, his life and that of his family fell apart overnight. He served ten years in prison for official corruption. At 84, he now lives a spartan life in a north Brisbane suburb. Here, Lewis speaks for the first time and offers his version of the narrative. Also, with unprecedented access to Lewis' personal papers that cover everything from his induction as a constable in 1949, his complete official police diaries and previously confidential police documents to his private prison diaries, this is the definitive account of an era that changed Queensland society.
Matthew Condon Imprint: Queensland Univ. Press Country of Publication: Australia Dimensions:
Weight: 471g ISBN: 9780702238918 ISBN 10: 0702238910 Series:Lewis Trilogy Publication Date: 26 February 2013 Audience:
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Active
Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards: Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year 2013
Shortlisted for Queensland Literary Awards: Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year 2013.