Busted

A gripping study of police corruption
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June 2022, no. 443
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Operation Jungle by John Shobbrook

University of Queensland Press, $43.99 pb, 231 pp

Busted

A gripping study of police corruption
by
June 2022, no. 443
John Shobbrook (photograph via University of Queensland)
John Shobbrook (photograph via University of Queensland)

True crime books sell. Few of them, however, are as well written as this book. John Shobbrook’s Operation Jungle is one of the most entertaining and gripping memoirs of law enforcement in Queensland that has been published by the University of Queensland Press. It is set during Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s controversial premiership (1968–87). Nostalgically recalling a time before the internet and mobile phones made the world a smaller place, John Shobbrook’s stories of solid detective work and police corruption are persuasive and well told.

Lyndon Megarrity reviews 'Operation Jungle' by John Shobbrook

Operation Jungle

by John Shobbrook

University of Queensland Press, $43.99 pb, 231 pp

Buy this book

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