Infiltration: The True Story of the Man Who Cracked the Mafia

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Victory Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 291 pages
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A compelling narrative written by a former undercover police operative, this memoir offers personal insight into the inner workings of the Mafia and some of the most notorious crimes in Australian history. Posing as a dodgy art dealer, Colin McLaren eventually maneuvered his way into Godfather Antonio Romeo═s band of mafiosi and immersed himself within their world. This account of that period details the listening devices, wire taps,Šand drug deals, and the delicate balance between staying sane and staying alive. Chronicling two of the bloodiest decades in organized crime, this remarkable record offers a fascinating view of the blurring of identities, the conflicting loyalties, and the strain on family that is part of the difficult nature of undercover work.
 

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INFILTRATION doesn't seem to be served particularly well by the blurb on the book. It's considerably more than just the story of an undercover sting against the Mafia, in fact it's part personal ... Read full review

Contents

If Youre Good
1
Chip on My Shoulder
9
Crossroads
24
The Cubicle Girl
36
Secret Squirrels
52
Losing the Plot
70
Dennisville
79
Mass Murder
91
Mr Cruel
149
Law of the Land
167
Homegrown Mafia
175
Infiltration
198
Out of Our League
214
My Dishrag Body
226
The Spying Game
251
No Glory for You
269

Richmond Detectives
99
Loss of Innocence
106
Lost Opportunity
124
The Heat in the Kitchen
277
Epilogue
289
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About the author (2009)

Colin McLaren is a former taskforce detective who investigated the Walsh Street murders, the Mr. Cruel kidnappings, and the NCA bombing and murder. He has also lectured about his encounter with the Mafia at the Detective Training School in Melbourne.

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