From the award-winning journalist who first broke the story, here - in forensic detail - is the incredible true story of how the Australian Wheat Board funnelled hundreds of millions of dollars to Saddam Hussein's regime on the eve of the 2003 war.
Winner of the 2007 Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature.
Longlisted for the Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award 2007
In November 2006, Caroline Overington was awarded both the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalism and a Walkley for investigative journalism for her coverage of the AWB Ir
In November 2006, Caroline Overington was awarded the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalism for her series of more than 100 articles uncovering the AWB Iraqi kickbacks scandal. She was Fairfax newspaper's New York correspondent when rumours of the AWB scandal first began circulating through the United Nations. With great tenacity, and in the face of accusations of ratbag journalism, she clung to the story until the truth was finally revealed. A former sports writer, Caroline won the Prime Ministerial Women and Sport Award for journalism in 1996. Along with Malcolm Knox she won the 2004 Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism for their report in the Sydney Morning-Herald the 'Norma Khouri Investigation'. She currently writes for The Australian, is the author of Only in New York, and lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.