Walking Towards Thunder

Peter Fox author talk a hit with the locals.

Former Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox spoke to a full house at Cessnock Library on Friday evening about his book, Walking Towards Thunder.

A police officer with 36 years’ service in the Hunter region, Peter rose to national prominence in 2012 for his major role in speaking out for the victims of abuse within the church.

Peter had been at the coalface fighting these heinous crimes for decades, worked with the victims and supported their families. His decision to become a whistle blower helped trigger Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s historic decision to establish a far-reaching Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in institutions.

Walking Towards Thunder is his story and details the cumulative horrors our police face daily, the cover ups and the way sexual predators were moved around. Peter spoke about the backlash he faced and the lengths those in power will go to avoid facing the truth.

Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters said Peter had those in attendance on the edge of their seats.

Walking Towards Thunder has been described as confronting, inspiring and an unforgettable story.

Peter has spoken out on behalf of victims who could not speak for themselves and in doing so has become a hero to many.”