Infiltration

The True Story Of The Man Who Cracked The Mafia

Colin McLaren
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Infiltration

Subjects

True crime

Published

1 February 2011

ISBN

9780522857467

Pages

304

Weight

405g

Size

227mm x 153mm

Subjects

True crime

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Infiltration

The True Story Of The Man Who Cracked The Mafia

Colin McLaren
A blistering tale of the only undercover cop to infiltrate the Griffith Mafia-the biggest undercover sting in Australia's history.
For two years police detective Colin McLaren disappears off the face of the earth, surfacing in Griffith as a dodgy art dealer with a pretty girlfriend, and talks his way into the Mafia. For days, weeks, then months and years, Colin eats with them, sits in their homes and cuddles their kids, all the while climbing the N'Drangheta, finally befriending the Griffith Godfather, Antonio Romeo. This is the world of listening devices, wire taps and of trying to stay sane while doing deals to buy pure cocaine and tonnes of cannabis. In the meantime, the Mafiosi know they have a snitch and are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the traitor ... Infiltration tells the story of two of the bloodiest decades in organised crime, when the ethos was to shoot first and ask questions later.
For two years police detective Colin McLaren disappears off the face of the earth, surfacing in Griffith as a dodgy art dealer with a pretty girlfriend, and talks his way into the Mafia. For days, weeks, then months and years, Colin eats with them, sits in their homes and cuddles their kids, all the while climbing the N'Drangheta, finally befriending the Griffith Godfather, Antonio Romeo. This is the world of listening devices, wire taps and of trying to stay sane while doing deals to buy pure cocaine and tonnes of cannabis. In the meantime, the Mafiosi know they have a snitch and are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the traitor ... Infiltration tells the story of two of the bloodiest decades in organised crime, when the ethos was to shoot first and ask questions later.

About the author

Colin McLaren was one of Australia's pre-eminent taskforce detectives. His memoir of his undercover experiences in the Mafia, published as Infiltration was turned into a feature film as part of the Underbelly series. He is also the author of the novel On the Run and Sunflower. Colin divides his time between Australia and Italy.

About Colin McLaren

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