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Dirty Work : A True Story - Glen McNamara

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This is a true story, told for the first time.

Glen McNamara joined the NSW Police Force when he was 17 and was sworn in as constable at 19. A career as a detective beckoned and soon Glen was tracking down the notorius Warren Lanfranchi who was dealing drugs with Neddy Smith, and disgraced copy Roger Rogerson who was making deals in Redfern. This is inner Sydney in the heat of the 1980s and the cash and drugs are flowing freely.

Glen is posted to ‘Goldenhurst’, the area of inner Sydney that contains the police beats of Kings Cross, Darlinghurst and Redfern. He is confronted by the shocking and appalling reality of a protection racket that is saving notorious paedophiles Dolly Dunn and Colin Fisk from charges as long as they supply enough drugs and cash. The stench of police corruption is high.

Going deeply undercover against his own superiours, Glen risks his own life to get precious eveidence against them. His double identity is betrayed from within the police ranks and with a murder threat hanging over him, Glen and his young wife flee to the United States. But fear is not in his character and he decides to head back to the dirty streets of Sydney to finish the job.

This is a hard-hitting story about the fight for justice by one lone policeman in a sea of corruption.

About the Author

Glen McNamara was not a whistleblower. He was just doing his job. He worked as an undercover cop in Sydney's Kings Cross in the late 1980s. He was good at his work - and because he was effective against criminals, he was treated just like a whistleblower.

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If you can't beat them, join them eh Glen ?

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And now the corruption fighting copper is on trial for murdering a drug dealer and stealing his drugs.

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5.0

Ibrahim now.

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from Queensland,AU

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    Comments about Dirty Work:

    As the crime world was allowed to fester back in the 60's, so too, is it still going on.
    Powers to be, know who is, has, will and does.
    This book is an expose of the old corruption, and indicator of the "now".
    Pop your head up and see it cropped. Not just NSW, it is rampant/rife throughout Australia.
    Criminals survive because Good Men do nothing.
    A bloody good read.

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    5.0

    More than we ever knew

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      Comments about Dirty Work:

      There was so much that the general public was never told about what really happened at the time. The details are appalling.

       
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      watch your back

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        this book sure opens your eyes to the police force.excellent r
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        ISBN: 9781741108514
        ISBN-10: 1741108519
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 281
        Published: 1st March 2010
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.6  x 2.3
        Weight (kg): 0.502