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Conspiracy of Brothers: A True Story of Bikers, Murder and the Law [Kindle Edition]

Mick Lowe
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Book Description

To coincide with Random House Canada's publication of the groundbreaking book Unrepentant by Peter Edwards and biker Lorne Campbell, Vintage Canada updates and reissues the award-winning true crime classic that tells the complete and scandalous story in the most gut-wrenching chapter of Campbell's life. You can't read one without wanting to read the other!
 
On the night of October 18, 1978, small-town biker Bill Matiyek was having a drink in a Port Hope bar. A gunman suddenly walked up and fired 3 bullets into his head. Members of the rival bike club Satan's Choice, who were in the bar, quickly vanished. Was it a cold-blooded gangland-style execution, as the Crown Attorney and police would argue, or the compulsive act of a single gunman? Was the trial that followed driven by persistent police work or a police frame-up? Did the bikers conspire to murder or did the law conspire to convict them? Guilt by association, unreliable eyewitness testimony, suppression of evidence, botched police procedures--call the results justice or call them revenge, the question remains: Who really killed Bill Matiyek, and why?



Editorial Reviews

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Winner 1989 – Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime Book
 
“A haunting account of a miscarriage of justice with a twist. Mick Lowe’s account reads like a novel.”
—Peter Edwards, author of Unrepentant: The Strange and (sometimes) Terrible Life of Lorne Campbell, Satan’s Choice and Hells Angels Biker and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime

"The narrative of the trial makes gripping reading."
Toronto Star
 
"A monument of investigative reporting and a riveting story--an extraordinary book."
—Winnipeg Free Press

About the Author

Mick Lowe was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and immigrated to Canada in 1970. Lowe's journalism has appeared in a range of publications such as Maclean's, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer, the Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio. He followed his first non-fiction book, Conspiracy of Brothers, which was a national bestseller and winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime Book, with a biography of prisoner rights advocate Claire Culhane and then a book on the rush to exploit the Voisey's Bay nickel deposit, Premature Bonanza: Standoff at Voisey's Bay. In 2008 he suffered a stroke that interrupted his writing life, among other things. In early 2012, he restarted his writing career with this twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Conspiracy of Brothers. He lives in Sudbury, where he is at work on a novel set in the region in the early 1960s.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3876 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345813162
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada (April 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AD6P542
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Possibly Biased Review December 25, 2014
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I suspect my enjoyment was influenced by the fact that I am more than acquainted in the outlaw biker lifestyle, related events, and even personally knew a lot of the characters mentioned, including those accused of related murder. In that vein, I think this is a book most suitable for "outlaw" bikers and/or those interested in that lifestyle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars November 14, 2014
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One very awesome read, a must for anyone wanting to know what really went on
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