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Lawyer X / Anthony Dowsley, Patrick Carlyon.

Lawyer X / Anthony Dowsley, Patrick Carlyon.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
364.106 DOWS
Adult Non Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
364.106 DOWS
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781460758069 (paperback)
Author Dowsley, Anthony author.
Title Lawyer X / Anthony Dowsley, Patrick Carlyon.
Publisher/Date Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, Australia, 2020.
Pagination etc. xx, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents note "The scandalous story of how Melbourne's Gangland War was really won"--Cover.
"A criminal barrister turns police informer risking everything"--Cover.
Summary Note Lawyer X is the definitive story of Melbourne's gangland wars and its most glamorous and compelling central character, based on the ground-breaking work of investigative journalists Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon. Melbourne's gangland war was an era dominated by murders, stings, hits, drug busts, corruption and greed, inspiring bestselling books and even a popular TV series, Underbelly. It took the police a decade to curtail the violence and bring down criminal kingpins Carl Williams, Tony Mokbel and their accomplices. When the police finally closed the case file, just how they really won the war, with the help of an unlikely police informer, would become a closely guarded secret and its exposure, the biggest legal scandal of our time. Lawyer X is the scandalous, true story of how a promising defence barrister from a privileged background broke all the rules, becoming both police informer and her client's lover, sharing their secrets and shaping the gangland war that led to sensational arrests and convictions. The story of how Nicola Gobbo became Lawyer X, and why, is a compelling study in desperation and determination.
Subject - Name Gobbo, Nicola
Subject Informers -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Criminals -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Gangsters -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Organized crime -- Victoria -- Melbourne
True crime stories.
Added Author Carlyon, Patrick, 1972- author.
Shelf Location 364.106 DOWS
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