THE LAST ESCAPE
THE MAN BEHIND THE MOST DARING JAILBREAK IN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||31 x 166 x 242 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||6 Nov 2017|
|Subject Classification||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.