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            Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop

            Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Banks, Keith; Smith, Ben

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            'Undercover was like guerrilla warfare; to understand your enemy, you had to walk amongst them, to become them. The trick was to keep an eye on that important line between who you were and who you were pretending to be.' This is the true story of Keith Banks, one of Queensland's ...most decorated police officers and his journey into the drug scene as an undercover operative in the 1980s. In an era of corruption, often alone, with no backup, he and other undercover cops quickly learned to blend into the drug scene, smoking dope and drinking with targets, buying drugs and having dealers arrested. Very quickly, the lines were blurred between his identity as a police officer and the life he pretended to be part of. This is a raw and confronting story of undercover cops who all became casualties of that era, some worse than others and where not everyone with a badge could be trusted.
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            ISBN 9781760877958
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world

            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021202
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Court Number One: The Trials and Scandals that Shocked Modern Britain
             

            Court Number One: The Trials and Scandals that Shocked Modern Britain (Paperback)

            By Grant, Thomas

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            • Pub Date
              9 Sep 20

            Court Number One of the Old Bailey is the most famous court room in the world, and the venue of some of the most sensational human dramas ever to be played out in a criminal trial.

            ISBN 9781473651630
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story
             

            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story (Paperback, Main)

            By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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            Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story....
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            ISBN 9780571314478
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Hollywood Kid: The Violent Life and Violent Death of an Ms-13 Hitman
             

            The Hollywood Kid: The Violent Life and Violent Death of an Ms-13 Hitman (Hardback)

            By Martinez, Oscar; Martinez, Juan; Translated by Washington, John B.; Ugaz, Daniela

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            • Internationally sourced

            The compelling story of the life and death of a Salvadoran gangster

            ISBN 9781786634931
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Let Me Go: Abused and Afraid, She Has Nothing to Live for
             

            Let Me Go: Abused and Afraid, She Has Nothing to Live for (Paperback)

            By Watson, Casey

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            Nothing to Live For is the powerful new memoir from foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.

            ISBN 9780008375577
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Farrow, Ronan

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            A new non-fiction project.

            ISBN 9780708899267
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History

            Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaughan, Liam

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            'The UK's pre-eminent chronicler of financial crime' New Yorker For fans of Bad Blood and Flash Boys, the story of a trading prodigy who amassed $70 million from his childhood bedroom-until the US government accused him of helping trigger an unprecedented market collapse. On May ...6, 2010, financial markets around the world tumbled simultaneously and without warning. In the span of five minutes, a trillion dollars of valuation was lost. The Flash Crash, as it became known, represented the fastest drop in market history. When share values rebounded less than half an hour later, experts around the globe were left perplexed. What had they just witnessed? Navinder Singh Sarao hardly seemed like a man who would shake the world's financial markets to their core. Raised in a working-class neighbourhood in West London, Nav was a preternaturally gifted trader who played the markets like a computer game. By the age of thirty, he had left behind London's trading arcades, working instead out of his childhood home. For years the money poured in. But when lightning-fast electronic traders infiltrated markets and started eating into his profits, Nav built a system of his own to fight back. It worked-until 2015, when the FBI arrived at his door. Depending on whom you ask, Sarao was a scourge, a symbol of a financial system run horribly amok, or a folk hero-an outsider who took on the tyranny of Wall Street and the high-frequency traders. A real-life financial thriller, Flash Crash uncovers the remarkable, behind-the-scenes narrative of a mystifying market crash, a globe-spanning investigation into international fraud, and the man at the centre of them both.
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            ISBN 9780008270407
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Young Survivors
               

            The Young Survivors (Paperback)

            By Barnes, Debra

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            • Pub Date
              23 Jul 20

            What if everyone you loved was suddenly taken away? Five orphaned siblings struggle to stay together as the tides of war threaten to tear them apart during the Holocaust.

            ISBN 9780715653555
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Prelude
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
             

            The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper (Paperback)

            By Rubenhold, Hallie

            • RRP: $29.73
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            This haunting book does something to redress that balance' Sunday Times'What a brilliant and necessary book' JO BAKER, author of Sunday Times bestselling Longbourn`A Ripper narrative that gives voice to the women he silenced;

            ISBN 9781784162344
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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