Author(s): Matthew Thompson
Christopher 'Badness' Binse is serving a crushing eighteen years in isolation. The once cocky outlaw who reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in daring heists, who broke out of two prisons, who romanced the daughter of a Great Bookie Robber and who, as the most wanted man in Australia, was photographed in a grinning selfie with an unwitting Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, now craves death. The only redemption lies in opening his soul and his story to the public in the hope that another wild child out there will learn from his tragedy and pull back in time. This is the jaw-dropping inside-story of how Binse pulled off escapes, the manic reality of life as a desperado wielding a wild arsenal of guns, masks, grenades, top-shelf liquor and a business card for Mayhem Incorporated (motto: Let's get hectic!)...and the heart-rending family history without which Binse's tale makes little sense.
Matthew Thompson is a writer and adventurer with a University Medal in English and a broken nose. Areas of his reportage include pool hustling, nudist colonies, mixed-sex boxing and war zones. Matt's writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and other major newspapers, Inside Sport, Dazed Confused, Australian Style, and HEAT. Matt has also written and recorded radio documentaries broadcast in the United States by National Public Radio, and in Australia by the ABC's Radio National. Matthew is the author of the best-selling My Columbian Death, and its acclaimed sequel, Running with the Blood God. He lives in rural NSW.