"He was Australia’s international man of mystery — but who was Freddie McEvoy?
"Born in Melbourne in 1907, Freddie’s life took him from socialising with a young Errol Flynn in Sydney, wild parties among England’s social set, and onto the French Riviera in the years leading up to World War II. A daredevil sportsman, skilled in shooting, deep-sea diving, boxing, racing cars, skiing, and bobsledding, he earned the nickname ‘Suicide Freddie’ for his madcap downhill runs and speed-fuelled car racing.
"World War II didn’t stop Freddie’s hedonistic pursuits — he skipped enlistment to party on in Hollywood. Always short of cash, Freddie smuggled guns and diamonds on his yacht between California and Mexico and was rumoured to have worked as a Nazi agent.
"It was a life lived large and Freddie’s death in 1951 was under the most mysterious circumstances off the coast of Morocco..."
Source: Publisher's blurb.