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Lawyer X

By: Anthony Dowsley,Patrick Carlyon
Narrated by: Abbe Holmes
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Underbelly meets Molly's Game - the true crime investigation that rewrote the story of Melbourne's infamous gangland war and triggered a royal commission.

Melbourne's gangland war was an era dominated by murders, stings, hits, drug busts, corruption and greed - inspiring best-selling books and even a popular TV series, Underbelly. It took the police a decade to curtail the violence and bring down criminal kingpins Carl Williams, Tony Mokbel, and their accomplices. When the police finally closed the case file, just how they really won the war, with the help of an unlikely police informer, would become a closely guarded secret and its exposure, the biggest legal scandal of our time.

Lawyer X is the scandalous, true story of how a promising defence barrister from a privileged background broke all the rules - becoming both police informer and her client's lover - sharing their secrets and shaping the gangland war that led to sensational arrests and convictions. The story of how Nicola Gobbo became Lawyer X, and why, is a compelling study in desperation and determination.

Lawyer X is the definitive story of Melbourne's gangland wars and its most glamorous and compelling central character, based on the ground-breaking work of investigative journalists Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, who broke the story for the Herald Sun in 2014, and their five-year struggle to reveal the truth about the identity of Lawyer X.

©2020 Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great Book, but sounds like Siri is reading it

Fantastic Book & story. But the Narrator sounds like Siri is reading it.
If you can get past that you will enjoy the book.

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wouldn't believe what you're hearing ....

Martin Scorsese should read this and make a movie out of it. only he could turn this into a block buster.

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Interesting story

Interesting story but the narration sounded like the old TV astrologers - it distracted me from hearing the story.

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loved it.

absolutely loved it and couldn't stop listening to it. amazing to listen to what was going on behind the scenes

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A very interesting story hard to follow at times but well worth persisting with A insight into the underworld police corruption and the law and how it all ticks

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Boring

She’s a lair & a disgrace she’s the criminal what a joke seriously even allowing her to do this book .

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Rather dull

Thought this would be great but how disappointed I was narrator was dull and not suited to this story

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When cops and barristers are worse then the crime

Good listen. Makes all those lawyer joke more relevant.

Vic cops did not care of the law they just wanted scores regardless of how they were obtained. And the l barrister she was damaged goods and reprehensible

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"Pie that's full of meat, but the pastry is dry"

Great story, don't get me wrong. The narrator does a great job of bringing it to life. However, it very much reads like a scholarly source overpacked with maybe too much information. That might be what you're looking for, but after reading 'I Mick Gatto" this definitely lacks the charm.

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