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How is it that a 73 year old man is one of the most dangerous people in NSW? This is a great book. Rogerson is an incredible character for all the wrong reasons and McNab captures that character well. Unfortunately there is no answer to the question as to why Rogerson went bad. No books on Rogerson really answer this question. McNab has a bit of a weird obsession with using commas in the wrong place that really throw the context of a sentence of track.
I found this book to be well written and shed some further light into Rogersons life, someone who I assumed to be crooked, but an alright bloke. Though after reading realising that Roger is someone who is clever, a scumbag, manipulative and opportunistic only ever interested in helping himself for a quick buck at every turn. A great read and very difficult to put down. I recommend this book to both die hard true crime readers as well as the casual observer.
If you have read any books about Australian crime in the 1970s and 1980s, the name Roger Rogerson most likely will not be a stranger to you. He was certainly no stranger to the news media, having actively courted them for years. More recently, people like myself made a point of reading the Sydney newspapers to see what was happening in the trial of Rogerson and his accomplice Glen McNamara for murder.
McNab is a former police detective, private investigator and investigative journalist as well as being personally acquainted with Rogerson on the job, which gave him a possibly unique outlook in being able to write this and the earlier work. It covers a lot of ground about both Rogerson and McNamara, making it a fascinating account. If you have any interest in true crime, corruption and seeing a truly bad bloke getting his come-uppance, then this is definitely the book for you.