“How did a kid from the country who dreamed of joining the Victoria Police, end up on the wrong side of the bars?”
This week’s book giveaway is Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me – the astonishing true story of Paul Dale, a cop who found himself enmeshed in the biggest scandal in the history of Victoria Police. It is written by Dale and Vikki Petraitis, and here’s the summary:
Paul Dale knows he is tainted. After almost 15 years as a cop, working in Homicide and rising to the rank of Detective Sergeant in the Victorian Drug Squad, he had seen the worst of what people can do. But when he was accused and jailed firstly for drug offences and then for murder, Dale realised the murky world he was navigating was going to take him under too.
In the Major Drug Investigative Division, Dale dealt with crims like Carl Williams, Terry Hodson and Tommy Ivanovic in the underbelly of Melbourne streets. But when a burglary ended in Hodson's arrest, Dale's life started to unravel. He turned to Nicola Gobbo, a lawyer and friend he thought could help: the lawyer who became known as Lawyer X.
Eventually exonerated of any crimes, Paul Dale's story reveals the shocking deals done at the highest levels of the Victorian Police Force and the damage wrought by Victoria Police's use of Lawyer X.
We have three cop-ies (see what we did there?) of this book to give away this week. To be in to win, we’d like you to replace the X with what name YOU would give a lawyer character in a novel. Gavel McJustice? Sue Ford-Amages? Be inventive and our favourite three answers will WIN a copy of this book!
Entries close midday Monday 9 March 2020, Sydney/Melbourne time.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES. WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.