King of the Cross

‘Dapin’s no-holds barred history of Kings Cross and the city’s criminal past rings true and his portrayal of modern Sydney is also brutally honest.’ 
Canberra Times

Legendary Godfather of Kings Cross, Jacob Mendoza, has for four decades been Australia's most powerful and notorious crime figure. Now in his eighties, Mendoza believes it's time to record his epic life story – although finding a competent writer is never easy.


The job’s a jewel heist. The kind Wyatt likes. Nothing extravagant, nothing greedy. Stake out the international courier, one Alain Le Page, hold up the goods in transit and get away fast. Wyatt prefers to work alone, but this is Eddie Oberin’s job. Eddie’s very smart ex-wife Lydia has the inside information. Add Wyatt’s planning genius and meticulous preparation, and what could possibly go wrong? Plenty.