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Serial killings, child abductions, organized crime hits, and domestic murders. This is the memoir of a homicide detective.  

Here I am: tall and broad, shaved head, had my nose broken three times fighting. Black suit, white shirt, the big-city homicide detective. I've led investigations into serial killings, child abductions, organized crime hits, and domestic murders. But beneath the suit, I've got an om symbol in the shape of a Buddha tattooed on my right bicep. It balances the tattoo on my left ribs: Better to die on your feet than live on your knees. That's how I choose to live my life.

As a cop, I got paid to catch killers, and I learned what doing it can cost you. It cost me marriages and friendships. It cost me my reputation. They tell you not to let a case get personal, but I think it has to. Each one has taken a piece out of me and added a piece, until there's only pieces. 

I catch killers - it's what I do. It's who I am.

Gary Jubelin was one of Australia's most celebrated detectives, leading investigations into the disappearance of preschooler William Tyrrell, the serial killing of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville, and the brutal gangland murder of Terry Falconer. During his 34-year career, Detective Chief Inspector Jubelin also ran the crime scene following the Lindt Cafe siege, investigated the death of Caroline Byrne and recovered the body of Matthew Leveson. Jubelin retired from the force in 2019. This is his story.

©2020 Gary Jubelin and Dan Box (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great insight and excellent read

An amazing insight into the life of policing / detective work. A huge loss to NSW police, biting their nose to spite their face. If only they all had Gary’s integrity

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Brilliant and devastating

Very well written book, engaged and taken into the story quickly so much so I finished it over 1 and a half days. I didn’t want it to end.
Devastating that a man that gave 34 years of his life to the detriment of himself and his family and happiness to help victims of crime was treated this way. Disgusting that He was put through this when he was doing his job above and beyond for over 3 decades and with this just protecting himself from someone who constantly lied. Speechless.

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Great listen

This book felt like it was right from the heart. A honest cop trying to get the story straight. Very recommend.

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  • Tee
  • 30-09-2020

A hero and an inspiration

Gary is a great storyteller, a great cop, and a great voice for those that no longer have a voice. He is gritty with a never give up mentality. A hero an inspiration. Who was wrongly convicted in my mind for doing his job, catching killers

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outstanding

could not put this down. very well written and narrated. I highly recommend this to any ready, especially those with a special interest to law enforcement

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Awesome Read

We are protected by those like Gary, most of us can live a life oblivious to the real world. Best book so far a Jube fan for sure now.

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Finally! A great Australian story!

Couldn't stop listening once I started! Well narrated! Compelling stories of life on the job as an Australian detective. Will listen again!

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Lived through the eyes of a detective

I loved listening to this book. Highly recommend A++
Very easy to listen to and found myself looking through a detectives eyes.
Narrated beautifully.

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what a legend Garry jubelin is even though he is

great book not just a normal copper he went above and beyond that cost him everything

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Really well written Really well narrated.

This is a gripping and informative look at the life of an Aussie detective. You follow him through his life and career and his internal struggles. This is one of the best narrated books I've heard on Audible. Loved it.

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  • Carolyn
  • 26-09-2020

Nothing to do with True Crime

I couldn’t finish this book. It’s the only audible book I have never finished. It has nothing to do with the crimes he has solved, but everything to do with his ego. It’s a memoir about a guy who praises his wife (whom he eventually feels doesn’t understand his impact on the low life’s he must deal with while she blissfully goes about an air headed existence raising his children) before he meets, and has an affair with Pam whom he is sure shares his super cop ideals. Don’t know if this relationship works out or not because I felt greasy and stopped listening. He throws a few of his colleagues some “bones of acknowledgment” along the way during his career. But as far as I could tell the book highlights his genius as a crime fighter, meditation guru, Kung fu fighter, etc. I have no idea of his guilt or innocence because I couldn’t get that far. But I can tell you he trips all over his ego and self importance through part 2. I love Auzzy accents, people and their independent attitudes. But this was not my cup of tea.

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  • Tiger
  • 25-02-2021

I Had No Idea What To Expect

This book is wonderfully written and beautifully read. I was taken along on the journey of a life lived in service to others. Intriguing and engaging. I highly recommend it!

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  • Kirsten
  • 24-01-2021

Great read

This book is so interesting as it provides much insight to the politics and issues within the police, and the wider justice system. If you enjoy reading about true crime, this book should definitely be on your list.

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  • Mike
  • 16-12-2020

Starts strong

Starts strong, ends weak. I really dislike when an author uses their work to bash former employers, especially when they're culpable. I blame the editor, as Gary probably has many good stories that could have been told instead.

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  • Connie Nielsen
  • 19-10-2020

loved this book

loved the story. would recommend this as a book to listen to. narrative was very good

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  • Priscilla
  • 11-10-2020

This is an excellent roller coaster of a story!

I loved this book. It was so addicting to go through this life in such detail. I couldn't stop listening. I am very proud of the determination to succeed described in the book and am glad that Gary never backed down at any point in the story. I am feeling regret for those families left hanging out to dry but hope that someone will have the guts to do right by them in the future.

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  • brooke howland
  • 27-09-2020

A chance at redemption

An interesting read that gave insight into the working and professional life of a man who has fought to bring justice for others. I enjoyed being able to hear in Gary’s own words why he made some of the decisions he made and it’s clear that he did his best in some horrible situations. I only wish that Gary had been the narrator.

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  • Sharon M
  • 09-10-2020

One Man, one hell of a cop!

really enjoyed listening to the life story of this man's struggle to bring criminals to justice when all the odds seemed against him, lack of funds and support and petty bureaucracy did not temper his determination to do what was right and just, so much so his personal life took a massive hit in the process of his quest to do his job to the best of his ability. A formidable Detective with dogged determonation and a forensic mindset when it came to catching criminals. an excellent Listen.

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