My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Having read ‘Three Crooked Kings’, the first in this series of three about systemic corruption in the Queensland Police Service, I was looking forward to book two, ‘Jacks and Jokers’. While the research is undoubtedly as comprehensive and methodical as in the first instalment, I found the sheer volume of names, events and places so relentless that the story became confusing and difficult to follow. Half-way through I gave up. In a year or two, I may have another try, as this period of our recent history is truly astounding. But for now I’ll settle for something lighter.