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The Skull: Informers, Hit Men and Australia’s Toughest Cop by [Shand, Adam]
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There has never been a more feared or respected policeman in Australia than Brian “Skull” Murphy.



Bestselling author Adam Shand tells the story of the last of the super cops. Through dramatic recreations, The Skull follows Brian Murphy on the beat as he collars big-time crims and small-time thugs, rubs shoulders with corrupt officials and flashy assassins, and uses a combination of old-school persuasion and self-styled ‘slychology’ to recruit his network of informers.



Murphy ventures into the grey areas of law enforcement and the criminal underworld of the ’70s and ’80s, where he confronts such renowned villains as Christopher Dale Flannery, the Kane brothers and Ray Chuck.



Fast-paced and gritty, The Skull is the life and times of a legendary crime-fighter.



‘An energetic writing style that often captures the emotion of some truly extraordinary scenes.’ —NineMSN



‘A fascinating read … an insider’s insight into Melbourne’s underworld.’ —Examiner



‘An enjoyably racy biography of a police officer’ —Sydney Morning Herald



Adam Shand is a journalist with twenty-five years experience in television, print and online media. As a freelance reporter, he covered the rise to power of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda and the corruption of Zimbabwe’s democracy. Since 1997 he has been an investigative reporter. He is the author of The Skull: Informers, Hit Men and Australia’s Toughest Cop, Big Shots: The Chilling Inside Story of Carl Williams and the Gangland Wars (2007) and the forthcoming Kangaroo Gang.

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Adam Shand is a writer with nearly thirty years' experience in television, print, radio and online media. As a freelance journalist, he covered the rise to power of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda and the corruption of Zimbabwe's democracy. He is the bestselling author of The Skull- Informers, Hit Men and Australia's Toughest Cop; Big Shots- Carl Williams and the Gangland Murders; King of Thieves- The Adventures of Arthur Delaney and The Kangaroo Gang; Outlaws- The Truth about Australian Bikers; and Carl Williams- The Short Life and Violent Times of Melbourne's Gangland Drug Lord.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2069 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Black Inc. (28 June 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FAJLYV0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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