Cut-throat by Wayne Thallon
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Wayne Thallon


The Vicious World of Rod McLean - Mercenary, Gunrunner and International Drug Baron

By (author) See other recent books by Wayne Thallon
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $34.99
Your Price: $31.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.57 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Cut-throat by Wayne Thallon

Book Description

Fact is often stranger than fiction, and when Rod McLean, an escaped drug baron and alleged MI6 agent, was mysteriously found dead in a London flat after two months on the run, even Hollywood couldn't have scripted it better. McLean had only served seven years of his twenty-eight-year sentence he received following a 1996 sting operation off the Caithness coast in which a Customs officer lost his life. Despite being described as one of the most ruthless and important figures on the country's drug scene, McLean had found his security status downgraded from Category A to D and had been transferred to HMP Leyhill, an open prison which had seen 82 prisoners escape in 2002 alone. Shortly after the media had accused the security services of helping him to escape, McLean was found - dead. But not only did it take the Metropolitan Police 29 days to make the news public, it also took them that long to inform Avon and Somerset - the very police force who were still trying to recapture him. Why? Who was McLean and what made him so important? So important, in fact, that the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, had been compelled to order a report into his disappearance, much of which remains secret to this day. Cut-Throat is a truly unique account of Rod McLean's life and death, told in the first person using material from McLean's own hand. Whether as a mercenary in the Congo, an armed robber in Newcastle or as an international drug-smuggler and gun-runner who operated where few others have dared, McLean will take you through his life as he struggles against the darkest realms of humanity and himself until the very end, an end which overshadows the greatest secret of all - not of how he died, but of how he lived.

Buy Cut-throat book by Wayne Thallon from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781840189759
ISBN-10: 1840189754
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Wayne Thallon

Devil Incarnate by Wayne Thallon Devil Incarnate, Paperback (February 2007)

Athol Visser, or 'Ivan the Terrible', is a ruthless torture technician who has maimed and murdered his way around the globe. He killed his first victim at 16, his last at 60, and, in between, has been a mercenary, drug smuggler, gun runner and spy. This title offers the story of a degenerate, evil man who killed for pleasure.

» View all books by Wayne Thallon


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cut-throat book by Wayne Thallon and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Wayne Thallon

Wayne Thallon is Rod McLean's nephew and is an ex-civil servant and criminology graduate. He is now a full-time writer and divides his time between Edinburgh and Washington DC.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Wayne Thallon close
Devil Incarnate by Wayne Thallon
» close