THE LAST ESCAPE
THE MAN BEHIND THE MOST DARING JAILBREAK IN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY
|Paperback / softback
|31 x 166 x 242 mm (H x W x D)
|New Holland Publishers
|True stories / True crime
Career criminal John Killick was involved in the most audacious prison break in Australian history when he escaped from Sydney’s Silverwater prison after his partner in crime Lucy Dudko commandeered a scenic helicopter flight at gunpoint.
Australia’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ spent 45 days on the run before being caught… Killick was sentenced to 23 years jail; Dudko to ten. After his release, the pair meet up again but are they the same people? Is the magic still there?
This is John Killick’s story – raw, confronting and redemptive.
This is his story of self-discovery, of a wasted life of years in prison, and one which he hopes will stop other young offenders from making similar mistakes.
John Killick is a man with a strong sense of perception and standing within the prisoner community having lived in it for over five decades. As a reformed ex-prisoner, his special story is that he’s observed the desperation of lifers, understanding the experiences of those whom have nothing to lose.