Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WATERFRONT by Duncan McNab: graft, corruption and violence on Australia's crime frontier

In August, Hachette Australia is excited to publish WATERFRONT: Australia's Crime Frontier from 1788 to Now by investigative journalist and former police detective Duncan McNab.


Ever since the First Fleet dropped anchor, Australia's ports have been our opening to the world. They are also the breeding ground for many of Australia's most notorious criminals, and a magnet for local and overseas criminal syndicates. WATERFRONT is the exciting story of the crimes, the politics, and the larger-than-life characters of our nation's ports.


Duncan McNab is a former police detective, private investigator, investigative journalist and media adviser to government and the private sector. An expert on organised crime, he is the author of several books, including Outlaw Bikers in Australia and The Dodger: Inside the World of Roger Rogerson. His first-hand experience in Australian law enforcement is evident in this fascinating and compelling analysis of the ways in which criminal elements have always found ways to thrive and profit on the waterfront, despite more than a century of Royal Commissions, reports and crackdowns.


From Phillip and Bligh to Michael Hurley, from the gold rushes to the modern-day ice trade, Duncan McNab lifts the lid on the intriguing and chequered history of Australia's waterfront.




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