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Tour de Force: The Explosive Journey from Street Cop to Chief of Australian Border Force

Roman Quaedvlieg

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Viking
02 June 2020
Biography; Memoirs; Police & security services; Politics & government; International relations
Roman Quaedvlieg was always destined to make a mark. As a rookie policeman on the mean streets of Fortitude Valley in the dying days of the Moonlight State, his first arrest was Brisbane's most wanted escapee. Three decades later, he found himself navigating the corridors of power in Canberra.

Tour de Force charts the years in between, during which he truly sees it all. From policing on the beat to going undercover with bikies and gangs, to eventually running covert operations at the Australian Crime Commission, exposing major drug importations while working in customs services and leading the operation to turn back boats on international waters. Right up to being appointed as the very first head of the Australian Border Force, Roman Quaedvlieg's story is one of a tough, resourceful and disciplined policeman rising through the ranks to the very top of law enforcement in Australia. This is a personal and political story that exposes a deeply conflicted national security system and doesn't shy away from his notorious sacking from the top job.

Tour de Force is a detailed and explosive memoir, revealing a lifelong quest for justice in the face of cronyism, unbridled ambition, politics and vested interests.
By:   Roman Quaedvlieg
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   404g
ISBN:   9781760893095
ISBN 10:   1760893099
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   02 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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