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The Good Cop - Justine Ford

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Published: 26th July 2016
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Product Description

This amazing story - part biography, part true-crime, part thriller - is Ron Iddles' story as told to investigative reporter and author Justine Ford in emotive, homespun and hard-hitting prose.

It tells the inspiring story of Iddles' incredible life in crime, the working methods and instinct for human behaviour that inform his extraordinary ability to bring light into the shadows, plus his uncanny knack for talking to crooks and winning their trust, not to mention his frequent and unashamed tears for the victims and his quest "to make good out of bad" and for society to "keep each other safe".

About the Author

Ron Iddles grew up on a dairy farm south of Echuca. Inspired by TV cop shows Homicide and Division 4, he joined the police cadets in 1972. His first years in uniform were on general duties on the mean streets of Collingwood, where he became known as the best thief-catcher on the force (often arresting burglars when off-duty). Fearless, tireless and incorruptible, Iddles rose fast through the ranks and became a homicide detective in 1980, often working 50 hours straight to crack cases. After 17 years on the job, Iddles quit and drove trucks to free up his mind, only to be wooed back in 1994. Remarkably, he started afresh as a constable. But Ron's gifts for police work won through and he rose fast again and was soon working the big cases - the Melbourne Gangland Wars, the murder of Jill Meagher and more.

Justine Ford is a true crime author, TV producer and journalist. Her first forays into crime were as a reporter on the top-rating Australia's Most Wanted. She has covered the Melbourne Gangland Wars and scores of chilling homicides and missing persons' cases. In that time Justine has won the trust of many families who are victims of crime, and developed deep access to police all over Australia, enabling her to bring crucial, never-before-published case information to her reporting. Justine has written three books, Missing You,One Piece of the Puzzle and Unsolved Australia (Pan Macmillan, July 2015). Justine lives in Sydney.

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5.0

WARNING - THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ......

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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  • Please write me a sequel.....
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    I found this book to be the most interesting book that i have read in ages. i could not put it down..
    it was the inside story that fascinated me. Ron you did a fantastic job with your carreer and i take my hat off to you....congradulations.
    To Justine, please write more ......
    we need more Ron Iddles in the Victoria Police and we need more books ....
    Thanks.

     
    5.0

    Good read

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    from Perth W.A.

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      Very informative and shows the struggle that goes on in the Police. Hard job catching hard men.

       
      5.0

      Great read

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      from Seymour Victoria

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          Really enjoyed this book , a good person , interesting career , would have been exposed to some terrible things . Feel abit for his families lose of his time , but hope with retirement he makes more special time with them .

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          3.0

          A rather poorly written book with lots of padding.

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            The book is interesting, though rather poorly written with lots of padding, especially on his early life and extraneous stuff in relation to his Homacide detective work. A Man to be admired but the book could have been half of the size.

             
            4.0

            compelling reading

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            from Dapto, NSW, Australia

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              How refreshing to read about a cop who has an unchallenged reputation for integrity and morality.

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              4.0

              An excellent book about a remarkable career, well written

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                  I ended up buying a second copy as a gift it was that great!

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                  5.0

                  Great cop, great Melbourne history

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                      I loved reading all about Ron, his childhood and his career. Great book have shared with friends so that they can have a read.

                       
                      5.0

                      loved this book

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                        i have this authors other books and this is also a outstanding read which i read in 2 nights,i loved this book

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                        ISBN: 9781743534403
                        ISBN-10: 174353440X
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 368
                        Published: 26th July 2016
                        Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 2.7
                        Weight (kg): 0.3