Conspiracy Of Brothers: A True Story Of Bikers, Murder And The Law

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Conspiracy Of Brothers: A True Story Of Bikers, Murder And The Law

by Mick Lowe

Random House of Canada | April 30, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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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?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 9 × 5.99 × 1.02 in

Published: April 30, 2013

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345813162

ISBN - 13: 9780345813169

Found in: True Crime

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Conspiracy Of Brothers: A True Story Of Bikers, Murder And The Law

by Mick Lowe

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 9 × 5.99 × 1.02 in

Published: April 30, 2013

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345813162

ISBN - 13: 9780345813169

From the Publisher

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?

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

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