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'A - Assume nothing. B - Believe nothing. C - Check everything.' (Ron Iddles)

In an incredible 25-year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles' conviction rate was 99 percent. Yet that only partly explains why Iddles is known to cops and crims alike as 'The Great Man'.

Tough, inventive and incorruptible, stoic in the face of senseless horror yet unafraid to shed tears for a victim, Ron has applied his country cunning and city savvy to over 320 homicide cases - some of them the most infamous, compelling and controversial crimes in the nation's history. To the victims of crime, Ron is both a shoulder to cry on and an avenging angel.

Ron Iddles never gave up on a 'lost' cause. He became a regular on the nightly news - the dogged face of Australian justice. Working long hours, dodging bullets, chasing leads and outwitting killers, Ron would tell his teams: 'The answer is just one call away'. And in 2015, that belief saw him crack Victoria's oldest unsolved homicide, yet another remarkable feat in a life devoted to keeping the public safe.

This is the extraordinary inside story of a real crime crusader. Ron Iddles. The Good Cop.

©2018 Justine Ford (P)2018 Macmillan Australia Audio

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Conservative Apologist Nonsense

I couldn't get past the first few chapters, where the narrative is making excuses for him. There is victim blaming, inappropriate behaviour for police, and multitudes of image photoshopping in this section alone. If he'd kept it about the crimes he'd solved, I would have been right there with him. Thought he was better and can't recommend to fans of true crime.

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hard to listen to

poorly written and the narration sounds like a combination of bogan and kids book.

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great stories

enjoyed the book, getting used to being narrated in the 3rd person. struggled with a few paragraphs but but couldn't put it down

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Great Cop

I love how the no nonsense personality of Ron's comes through this story, the only thing I would have liked it for Ron to be reading it or telling it himself

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Great life great story

This was a wonderful look into the life of an ordinary Australian who became an extraordinary detective
Inspiring
Thank you

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Great story - but…

reads a bit like an obituary initially. Well worth a listen if you can get past the style

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MUST READ.

absolutely couldn't put it down until finished. Even if you have never heard of Ron Iddles, take time to listen. you won't regret it

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The too good cop

Hagiography at it's best. Or is it worst? Ron Iddles is undoubtedly a first rate policeman, and a great bloke, who has been involved in some fascinating homicide investigations. Unfortunately this biography is just too fawning and reverential to be taken seriously. There is no psychological depth, no hard questions asked or answered. I can think off the top of my head about half a dozen incidents/decisions that are problematic and deserved to be delved into more deeply. Not to made Ron look bad but to make him seem like a fallible/complex human being. But this biography is just about Ron being the hero in every situation and ultimately that's not very interesting.

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MUST LISTEN TO!!

You have to listen to this book! It is an amazing book into Ron Iddles amazing career.

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Definitely worth the listen, absolutely brilliant. And a truly eye opening experience with the world we live in.

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Excellent!

I was enthralled the entire listen! Very few people could be a homicide detective let alone one with exceptionally high standards, empathy and unwavering dedication for the long haul. Learning all about the unique career Ron has lead was both fascinating and inspiring. Justine Ford must be commended for her skill in piecing this together so very well. The narration was also first rate. A genuine, gritty and insightful listen that may just be my favourite read of 2019.

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