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Next date: Thursday, 25 November 2021 | 07:00 PM
to 08:00 PM
From the bestselling author of Drugs, Guns & Lies, comes Keith's story of what it was really like to be a tactical police officer in the violent and corrupt eighties.
'Banks has told his story in a raw and honest autobiography. It is the best true crime book published in Australia in a decade.' - John Silvester, Crime Reporter for The Age on Drugs, Guns and Lies 'Fear and exhilaration are blood brothers; that's what drives risk. I should have been careful what I wished for.' Keith Banks was a member of the Queensland Police Force when not everyone with a badge could be trusted. After serving as an undercover cop and declining an opportunity to participate in a lucrative and totally corrupt enterprise, Keith found himself sidelined from the Drug Squad. In 1984 he was transferred to the Taringa Criminal Investigation Branch as a Detective Senior Constable. That had its moments, but he wanted more. He missed the adrenaline charge of his days as an undercover cop. He discovered that rush again when, ultimately, he became one of the first full-time members of the Tactical Response Group. This was challenging and dangerous work. Not only did Keith find himself facing off against some of Australia's most brutal criminals, but he also had to confront the demons of constantly living on the edge, of finding that fine line between good and bad where violence was normal. Raw and confronting, Gun to the Head exposes a world of policing that few have lived.
We Zoomed with Keith last year about Drugs, Guns and Lies and look forward to welcoming him in-person this August. Please join us for this FrankTALK with Keith Banks on Thursday 25 November at 7pm at Carrum Downs Library. This event is a part of our Libraries After Dark program. It’s free but bookings are essential as numbers are limited.
Gun to the Head and Drugs, Guns and Lies can be purchased on the day thanks to Robinsons Bookshop or via their online store: https://bit.ly/3c7r9Nv
Carrum Downs Library, 203 Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs 3201 View Map
203 Lyrebird Drive ,
Carrum Downs 3201
FrankTALK with Keith BanksThursday 25 November at 7 pm
Carrum Downs Library
FREE - bookings essential
Frankston City Libraries
60 Playne Street
Frankston VIC 3199
03 9784 1020