By Clive Small, Tom Gilling
A meticulously researched and revealing disclose of the hot avid gamers in organised crime.
Organised crime in Australia is extra reckless and extra violent than ever sooner than. managed through a brand new wave of gangland bosses, it has damaged outdated taboos and shaped alliances that might have as soon as been unthinkable. So who now holds the power?
There are the center jap gangs whose middle company is medicinal drugs, the sale and stockpiling of risky guns, extortion and large-scale fraud; the outlaw motorbike gangs with their fortified membership homes and amphetamine labs; and the Calabrian Mafia, continually risky and opportunistic. much more scary, throughout the effect of radical Islam, organised crime and terrorism have began to merge. Our jails are turning drug purchasers and automobile thieves into holy warriors keen to kill indiscriminately for his or her cause.
With an identical meticulous learn that made Smack Express required studying for somebody attracted to organised crime, Clive Small and Tom Gilling take us deep into this new, darkish and violent Australian underworld.
'[A] frightening account of crime and violence in Sydney.' Sydney Morning Herald
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Carol Trow Perish they did. The Mary Rose sank with astonishing speed, water crashing in through her open gun ports and flooding the lower decks. The guns rolled free of their housings, splintering the carvel-built timbers of the hull and unfired shot shifted the ballast so quickly that only a handful of the crew were able to escape. While a disbelieving crowd watched from the shore at Southsea and the king rode backwards and forwards, furious at his inability to do anything, only the mast heads stood above water and the French no doubt, cheered wildly.
Eight years later, we have the name of the Island’s first ‘fence’ (receiver of stolen goods) when John White of Newport bought a cargo of salt and wine taken from Breton ships by the Cornish pirate Hawkyn de Hode. Governor, Admiral and friend of pirates - the tomb of Sir Edward Horsey in the Minster Church of St Thomas in Newport. Carol Trow The age of privateers belongs to the sixteenth century. The increasingly strained relations between England and Spain after the accession of Elizabeth led to a ‘cold war’ that eventually became a hot one.
Carol Trow Cerdic was king of the West Saxons and four years after the attack on Carisbrooke gave the Island to his nephews Stuf and Whitgar. Over a century later, we hear of further depredations. ’ The Island was in fact a pawn in the bitter hostility between the southern Saxon kingdoms, jockeying for power and the most serious attack came in the 680s under the leadership of Caedwalla, King of Wessex. He was the most brilliant war leader to be linked with the Island since Vespasian and in less than a year had defeated the bands who opposed him in three southern counties.
Blood Money: Bikies, Terrorists and Middle Eastern Gangs by Clive Small, Tom Gilling