Any book that blows the lid on corruption in government will be criticized.
That goes with the turf.
A book the scale of Victoria Police Corruption - over 700 pages and one that has since been shown to have been the final nail in the coffin of the corrupt Kennett government in Victoria that ran from 1992-1999 must surely come in for a heap of criticism.
As it happens, this is accurately forecast in the pages of the book and yes, the script has been followed to the letter.
No, the author, Raymond Hoser is not a psychic, but yes, he does know enough about corruption and corrupt and dishonest people to know how they react to the truth about them being made generally known.
And yes, as was predicted and as it turns out, near enough all the criticism of the book completely lacks merit.
To date the most detailed critique of the book is that published by Judge Geoff Eames in late 2001.
That his critique is a collection of lies, distortions and baseless conspiracy theories is now well-known and is not worth repeating here. Not one single alleged fault (by Eames) actually stood up to even the most cursory of scrutiny, which in itself says a lot about his own suitability as a "judge".
However there is a decent critique of his own misjudgement on the web at: