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Who's Who in the Zoo: A story of corruption, crooks and killers

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Confronting and at times terrifying, this is a first-hand account of Domenico Mick Cacciolas life as a Licensing, Special Branch and CIB detective over four decades.

From making the arrest in Australias first televised siege (the hijacking of the Seaworld helicopter) to being ordered to pick up the police commissioners mother from the races while on duty, Cacciola has done
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 29th 2014 by University of Queensland Press
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Rachel
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a fascinating and illuminating read into the corruption of the Lewis era. Although at times the story read like a conversation and was a little hard to follow, the content was brilliant.
It was also very easy to read!
Matt John
More sordid tales from Queensland's recent past. Whilst claiming not to be corrupt himself, Cacciola suggests that sometimes people need to fight evil with evil and does not shy away from claiming he engaged in such activity himself. The narrative is a little stilted and is more a collection of random memories loosely grouped together by activity type, rather than following a linear structure. Still an interesting read.
Alison
If you've read Matthew Condon's Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers, you have to read Domenico Cacciola's The Second Father and Who's Who in the Zoo. Cacciola was there, he was a police officer in Queensland's most infamous era. He was a part of some significant historical times and he tells it like it was.
Susan
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found this book to be riveting and shocking. A must-read for everyone and an urgent reminder to protect our civil liberties.
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Domenico Mick Cacciola is a decorated police officer and author of The Second Father (UQP 2009) and Who's Who in the Zoo, his memoirs about corruption in Queensland and the famous Fitzgerald Inquiry. Mick retired from the Queensland Police Service in 2001 after a career spanning thirty-five years. He now runs his own security consultancy business and enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheryl, and ...more

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