By Clive Small, Tom Gilling
A meticulously researched and revealing disclose of the recent gamers in organised crime.
Organised crime in Australia is extra reckless and extra violent than ever sooner than. managed via a brand new wave of gangland bosses, it has damaged outdated taboos and shaped alliances that may have as soon as been unthinkable. So who now holds the power?
There are the center japanese gangs whose center enterprise is medicines, the sale and stockpiling of harmful guns, extortion and large-scale fraud; the outlaw bike gangs with their fortified membership homes and amphetamine labs; and the Calabrian Mafia, regularly risky and opportunistic. much more scary, in the course of the impression of radical Islam, organised crime and terrorism have started to merge. Our jails are turning drug buyers and vehicle thieves into holy warriors keen to kill indiscriminately for his or her cause.
With an analogous meticulous learn that made Smack Express required analyzing for somebody drawn to organised crime, Clive Small and Tom Gilling take us deep into this new, darkish and violent Australian underworld.
'[A] frightening account of crime and violence in Sydney.' Sydney Morning Herald
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Sarah Spiers went missing in summer. Jane Rimmer in winter. Ciara Glennon in autumn. Coincidence, probably. Or was the killer, in his perverse way, working to nature's pattern? Whatever the truth, this laidback city – and particularly its affluent heart, Claremont – was, as one journalist described it, being 'king-hit by a menace it couldn't see'. With police refusing to release modus operandi, the public would have to be content with the findings of the final independent review, in 2004. But there is a catch.