Underbelly: The Gangland War: The Gangland War

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Allen & Unwin, 2010 - True Crime - 423 pages
The book behind the hard-hitting TV drama

First he got lucky. Then he got life.

They called Carl Williams 'The Truth' but the truth was he was just a fat kid with a pill press and a taste for fast food, fast women and fast bucks. He got lucky the day Jason Moran shot him in the belly instead of in the head. Carl didn't return the favour: one by one, Moran and his brother and father and their mates were shot dead during an underworld war that was really an extermination program.

But Carl's luck ran out when the Purana Taskforce came calling. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 35 years. And that's the truth.

This is Australia's underbelly...... bullet holes and all.

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I am a huge fan of the Underbelly TV series and my wife and I have watched all four shows shown here in NZ, and we did attempt to watch the Kiwi-made one based on Mr Asia, but nope, rubbish when ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

John Silvester is a senior crime reporter for The Age. Andrew Rule is a deputy editor of The Age. They are award-winning journalists and their work has been adapted for television as the top-rating Underbelly series on Channel 9.

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