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Bolinda Audio Books
28 September 2017
'The message was powerfully clear. If you threatened the harmony of the Joke, you didn't last long.' 1976. Terry Lewis, exiled in western Queensland, is soon to be controversially appointed Police Commissioner. As for the other two original Crooked Kings, Tony Murphy is set to ruthlessly take control of the workings of 'The Joke', while Glen Hallahan, retired from the force, begins to show a keen interest in the emerging illicit drug trade. Meanwhile, ex-cop and 'Bagman' Jack Herbert collects the payments and efficiently takes police graft to a whole new level. The Joke heralds an era of hard drugs, illegal gambling and prostitution, and leaves in its wake a string of unsolved murders and a trail of dirty money. With the highest levels of police and government turning a blind eye, the careers of honest police officers and the lives of innocent civilians are threatened and often lost as corruption escalates out of control.

Revealing more incredible facts and previously untold stories, award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon once again exposes the shocking behaviour outside the law by the law.
By:   Matthew Condon
Producer:   Keenan Wardrope, Jed Goodluck, Oliver Tribe
Read by:   David Tredinnick
Imprint:   Bolinda Audio Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Volume:   2
ISBN:   9781489411631
ISBN 10:   1489411631
Series:   Three Crooked Kings
Publication Date:   28 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Jacks and Jokers

'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


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