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Rat in the Ranks

Published by Big Sky Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
LIST PRICE £5.53

Australia was a grim place during the Great Depression.  Bettiing was inexpensive entertainment for the masses, but outlawed, police were forced to pit themselves against their public who flouted the law. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Miller was a young office called to this duty, but discovered a world of .corruption. He was ostracised, shunned and considered a ''rat'' for refusing to take part. This is a story of one man's battle against the odds to hold to the truth he knew about police corruption in an era of  SP betting suppression that led to three Royal Commissions that rocked the State.  It is also a tale of opportunites seized by gangsters, murderers and thugs in an era where crime flourished. 

Alan Leek is a 34 year veteran of the police. He served as a detective, before taking up command positions, including the tough Cabramatta patrol, then the centre of heroin trafficking in Australia and the site of Australia’s first political assassination. He retired with the rank of superintendent. He holds an Associate Diploma in Justice Administration (Distinction); Post Graduate Diploma in Police Management and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, USA. He also holds the prestigious Peter Mitchell Award for outstanding performance of police duty, after leading a murder investigation. In 2018, he published his first book Frederick Whirlpool VC. Author Location: Camden Head, NSW.

  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (June 2, 2021)
  • Length: 260 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922488152

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