Author(s): Simon Griffin
This book is a true crime biography based on an Infamous career criminal named Bertie Kidd. He was referred to by a leading barrister as "the most complete criminal in the nation's history", Robert Bertram (Bertie) Kidd has been feared, respected and emulated by the toughest figures in the Australian underworld for almost half a century, thanks to exploits ranging from safe-breaking, race fixing and racketeering to counterfeiting, bullion robberies and even skyjacking. Senior police officers suspect him of several baffling unsolved felonies, and he has survived more than than thirty years in some of Australia's most violent prisons. Yet unless you are involved in criminal enterprises, law enforcement or correctional services, you've probably never heard of him.