When Terry Falconer’s body turned up in the Hastings River in eight parcels in 2001, detective Gary Jubelin was assigned the investigation. It took decade and led him to Anthony Perish, one of Australia’s most feared – and unknown – major criminals. Along the way, Jubelin uncovered a major amphetamine-manufacturing operation and a host of other murders.
The investigation became the subject of the TV series Underbelly: Badness. Perish might still be unknown but for one thing: his grandparents had been killed a decade earlier and he thought Falconer was involved. So he had Falconer kidnapped, locked in a toolbox, and delivered to him so he could be tortured to say what he knew.
Duffy had unique access to police information to pen this definitive account.