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The Resource Jacks and Jokers

Jacks and Jokers

Label
Jacks and Jokers
Title
Jacks and Jokers
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Condon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Continuing on from the bestselling Three Crooked Kings, Jacks and Jokers opens in 1976. Terry Lewis, exiled in western Queensland, is soon to be controversially appointed Police Commissioner. As for the other two original Crooked Kings, Tony Murphy is set to ruthlessly take control of the workings of 'The Joke', while Glen Hallahan, retired from the force, begins to show a keen interest in the emerging illicit drug trade. Meanwhile, ex-cop and 'Bagman' Jack Herbert collects the payments and efficiently takes police graft to a whole new level. The Joke heralds an era of hard drugs, illegal gambling and prostitution, and leaves in its wake a string of unsolved murders and a trail of dirty money. With the highest levels of police and government turning a blind eye, the careers of honest police officers and the lives of innocent civilians are threatened and often lost as corruption escalates out of control. Revealing more incredible facts and previously untold stories, award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon once again exposes the shocking behaviour outside the law by the law. Jacks and Jokers is the gripping second instalment of the rise – and spectacular fall – of one man, an entire state and generations of corruption
Summary
The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling Three Crooked Kings. Here we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. The story continues as Terry Lewis becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government continues
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10465347
Cataloging source
NOV
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1962-
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Condon, Matthew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Jacks and Jokers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e8daf70b-a325-438e-be19-90d95a9f42f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702251993
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Jacks and Jokers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e8daf70b-a325-438e-be19-90d95a9f42f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702251993
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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