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Crims In Grass Castles: The True Story Of Trimbole Mr Asia And The Disappearnce Of Donald
Robert Trimbole: race-fixer, drug boss, Mafia powerbroker, murder contractor, arms dealer. In the 1970s Trimbole and the Calabrian Mafia ruled Australia's marijuana trade from their castles in Griffith, NSW – dream homes built with drug money. The business expanded to heroin when Trimbole joined Terry Clark and the notorious Mr Asia syndicate, and then to murder when anti- ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Penguin Australia
(first published February 5th 2009)
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Dec 28, 2012 S'hi rated it liked it
Typical of a book from a crime reporter, the narrative jumps around and the characters are stereotypical rather than developed through the unfolding of information. The more interesting parts of the book come through the extended quotes, which give depth from the perspective of those investigating criminal dealings. Their awareness of methods by which to draw out information and connections cuts across the more cynical pub talk style of the author’s own opinionated and distanced recounting of si ...more
A great read after watching Underbelly - a tale of two cities. Helped clear up the fiction and non fiction and understand how corruption in the NSW police force and government was underpinned by the mafia. Truely scary that they work kill someone who is was plain too see who wanted him dead but then no justice being found for the true organisers!!