Margaret Cunneen SC is the boxing butterfly who turned the tables on the ICAC, amidst prosecuting murderers, pedophiles and rapists, going on to launch a new life chapter as a defence barrister. And what stories she tells. Some are gruesome and confronting, such as prosecuting the irreverent Skafs for gang rape, Robert “Dolly” Dunn for pedophilia, the Butcher of Bega for unspeakable medical malpractice and the Charbaji Brothers for an ice-fuelled torture session that ended in murder. Others, especially relating to her defence clients, are filled with humanity and surprising moments of amusement, like the Chinese movie producer who couldn’t.