From Brisbane’s sleazy Sin Triangle to drug busts in the wild Far North, this exposé from a former Queensland undercover cop reveals an underworld of crime and police corruption. Compelled into fighting for justice and honor after having grown up amongst racism and discrimination, Domenico ‘Mick’ Cacciola joined the force in the 1960s as a “sleeper” whose job was to infiltrate illegal gambling dens. Throughout his tenure, the book reveals, he witnessed the ugly face of entrenched corruption, spied on suspected Communists, and used his muscle to break up illegal street marches. Breaking his 35-year silence, Cacciola exposes the truth behind Australia’s most notorious era of crime and corruption in this remarkable memoir.
|Publisher:||University of Queensland Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Domenico Cacciola is a retired member of the Queensland police force. He received the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct in 1977 and the National Medal in 1991. Carmelo Cacciola is Domenico’s brother and a short story author. Ben Robertson is a former print and television journalist. He is the author of The Von: Stories and Suggestions from Australian Golf’s Little Master.