Last King of the Cross

Last King of the Cross 2

by John Ibrahim

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/07/2017

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John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words.

Last King of the Cross lays bare Australia's most notorious underworld figure.

In the mongrel tongue of the streets, John writes of fleeing war-torn Tripoli with his family and growing up in Sydney's rough and tumble west - before establishing himself as a tough guy and teen delinquent, then a bouncer, enforcer and nightclub king on the Golden Mile.

Bullets fly, blades flash and bodies fall. In a city of shadows, John builds his army and empire - partying like a playboy prince of darkness while staying one step ahead of the cops, the outlaw gangs and hungry triggermen, plotting to take him and his family down.

Crazier than Goodfellas, more compelling than The Godfather, Last King of the Cross is a colourful crime saga like no other and powerful proof that truth is always stranger than fiction.

True crime
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John Ibrahim

John Ibrahim was born in Tripoli, Lebanon in 1970 (or maybe 1968, or even 1972), son of a civil war fighter and a merchant's daughter, and the second eldest of six children.

John bought his first Kings Cross nightclub at 19 and still calls the Golden Mile home.

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  • Great Read

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    I read this in one sitting which meant a very late night. While John may be "Mr Legit" these days I imagine he strayed off the straight and narrow some point in the past - or he would not have got to the top in a game full of shady characters. Lots of funny stories. Thought the book well written.

  • I can't put this book down

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    Such a great read....I feel like I am living through the stories that John has to tell. I made the mistake of reading the first half of the book one night before bedtime and couldn't sleep all night because my brain was awash with the tale of John Ibrahim. I really recommend this book - John is a tough but down to earth guy with a heart of gold.