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Jacks and Jokers

(2014)
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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.

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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Jacks and Jokers
Author(s): Matthew Condon
ISBN: 1-4596-8741-8 / 978-1-4596-8741-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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April 2014 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Jacks and Jokers
Author(s): Matthew Condon
ISBN: 0-7022-4996-3 / 978-0-7022-4996-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jacks and Jokers
Author(s): Matthew Condon
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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