Author(s): Roman Quaedvlieg
From the mean streets of Fortitude Valley, to undercover with bikies and gangs; working alongside colleagues on the take and in the nation's corridors of power, Roman Quaedvlieg has seen it all.
Tough, resourceful and disciplined, he was always destined to make his mark- the school dux's first street arrest was the city's most wanted escapee.
Roman Quaedvlieg rose through the ranks to become top cop in Canberra, run covert operations at the Australian Crime Commission, then was appointed the first head of Australian Border Force. His has been a life of action-from major drug busts to turning back boats on international waters. This is a personal and political story that exposes a deeply conflicted national security system and asks whose interests were served by his spectacular sacking?
Tour de Forceis an explosive memoir, revealing a lifelong quest for justice against the ugly underbelly of cronyism, corruption and colleagues with unbridled ambition.