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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
SINS OF THE FATHER: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby's ill-fated drug run by EAMONN DUFF.
The missing pieces of the Schapelle Corby jigsaw will be laid into place at 10.00 am tomorrow with the publication of Eamonn Duff's Sins of the Father: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby's ill-fated drug run [Allen & Unwin, $35]. Note NZ release date - Monday 14 November.
The book uncovers explosive new facts gleaned from the author's three year probe into the Schapelle Corby story. With cooperation from former friends and associates of Mick Corby, politicians, police, airline staff and underworld drug syndicate figures, the book presents a host of fresh and compelling new material.
SINS OF THE FATHER:
— Uncovers Mick Corby's dark past, directly connecting Schapelle to a marijuana syndicate and shattering her long held claims of innocence.
— Reveals the man who claims to have supplied the marijuana to Mick Corby for transportation to Bali, and documents the marijuana's dramatic journey from Adelaide to the Gold Coast, naming who delivered it.
— Includes former Foreign Minster Alexander Downer's revealing interview about the case.
— Presents a different take on Schapelle's flight from Sydney to Bali from the Qantas cabin manager on duty that day.
— Is the definitive investigation into the most polarising criminal case since Azaria Chamberlain's murder trial.
Written by a senior investigative journalist and based on a host of new facts, Sins of the Father returns to the very beginning of this remarkable case when nobody had heard of the name Schapelle. The book takes us step-by-step through the all important weeks, days and hours leading up to Schapelle's dramatic arrest in Bali, and tackles the confronting and, at times, controversial material that was missing from previous accounts.
IMPRINT: Allen & Unwin
EXTENT: 416 pp
PIC SECTION: 16 pp colour
ISBN: 9781 7423 78176
EBOOK AVAILABLE: Yes NZ release date - Monday 14 November.