Cop This!

by Chris Nyst

On Sale: 28/04/1999



About the Book

In 1969 a home-made bomb explodes in the sleazy heart of Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, killing eleven people and igniting a controversy that could threaten the government itself. When small time criminal Johnny Arnold is charged, his fight for justice sets two men - father, then son - on a collision course with the state's most powerful men. Nyst's powerful tale of corruption, idealism and personal courage, spans two decades of dark political intrigue and sensational courtroom drama. Chris Nyst is a top Queensland criminal lawyer. this is his first novel and he draws on his high profile career to weave a tale of treachery and double dealing in Australia's north. A powerful and original debut work from an author with many books to come.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732264581
  • ISBN 10: 0732264588
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 28/04/1999
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price: 19.95 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General


Chris Nyst was born in Blackall, western Queensland, in 1953. Raised in Brisbane, he obtained a Law degree from the University of Queensland before commencing practice as a solicitor in Brisbane, and later on the Gold Coast. As a lawyer he has been involved in some of Australia's most sensational cases. He is recognised as one of Queensland's finest criminal law advocates, and has been a regular speaker and guest lecturer on criminal law and advocacy. As a writer he has made prolific contributions to a range of legal publications.  Chris lives on the Gold Coast.  

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