Blood Money: Bikies, Terrorists and Middle Eastern Gangs

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Allen & Unwin, 2010 - True Crime - 312 pages
Welcome to today's dark new underworld, more reckless and violent than ever before with Middle Eastern and motorcycle gangs, the Calabrian Mafia, and Lebanese crime figuresOrganized crime in Australia is more reckless and more violent than ever before. Controlled by a new wave of gangland bosses, it has broken old taboos and formed alliances that would have once been unthinkable. So who now holds the power? There are the Middle Eastern gangs whose core business is drugs, the sale and stockpiling of dangerous weapons, extortion and large-scale fraud; the outlaw motorcycle gangs with their fortified club houses and amphetamine labs; and the Calabrian Mafia, always dangerous and opportunistic. Even more frightening, through the influence of radical Islam, organized crime and terrorism have begun to merge. Our jails are turning drug dealers and car thieves into holy warriors willing to kill indiscriminately for their cause. With the same meticulous research that made Smack Express required reading for anyone interested in organized crime and the threats it poses, Clive Small and Tom Gilling now fit together all the pieces to take us deep into this new, dark and violent Australian underworld.

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BLOOD MONEY, written by Clive Small and Tom Gilling, looks at the world of organised crime in current-day Australia - New South Wales in particular. Post the demise of the better known gangs, post the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Clive Small and Tom Gilling are the authors of the bestselling Smack Express. Clive was one of NSW's most successful detectives and an Assistant Commissioner of Police before leaving the force. Tom Gilling is a highly regarded investigative journalist and fiction writer.

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