Frank & Fearless

by Nicholas Cowdery

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

Publication Date: November 01, 2019

ISBN: 9781742236377

Binding: Paperback

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When I walked through the office door each day, I knew that almost every decision I made would make someone unhappy…

Frank and Fearless is a gripping and forthright account of some of the toughest cases faced by Nicholas Cowdery during his time as Director of Public Prosecutions for New South Wales. The headline-grabbing criminal trials of Gordon Wood, Keli Lane and Jeffrey Gilham (who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his brother and was tried for the murders of his parents in 1993) are examined with forensic precision, along with the DPP’s contentious decision not to prosecute artist Bill Henson and members of The Chaser. 

'Frank & Fearless is not only the ultimate insider’s account of some of the state’s most sensational murder trials, it is also an account of one man's valiant battle against political and media forces to ensure that justice was done. Society owes Nick Cowdery a debt of gratitude.' — Kate McClymont

'From inside the machine — a powerful memoir of justice pursued in the face of fallible judges, law ’n’ order politicians and the tabloid press.' — David Marr