Journalist and writer, Matthew Condon was born in Brisbane and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe, was widely reviewed and praised. Usher and The Ancient Guild of Tycoons were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction. A Night At The Pink Poodle and The Lulu Magnet won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. His bestseller, The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Prize for Fiction. David has been working in theatre, film, television and radio for many years. He has appeared regularly on the Melbourne fringe-theatre circuit and performed for the Playbox Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company. In 1993 he won the Green Room Award for Best Actor for his role in Angels in America. David has appeared in various television series including State Coroner, Blue Heelers, Halifax f.p. and The Secret Life of Us.
'In concise fashion and with impartial analysis, Condon provides a fascinating account of the corruption and the power struggles within the Queensland Police.' -- The Australian