Andrew Rule has been a journalist since 1975 and has worked in newspapers, television and radio. He wrote Cuckoo, the true story of the notorious 'Mr Stinky' case and has edited and published several other books. He is a feature writer for The Sunday Age. See also John Silvester
Another day, another underworld funeral. In Melbourne, generations of gangsters have lived and died by the creed "We catch and kill our own". But now the violence bubbling under the surface has spilled into open war on the streets.
This is the story of the gangsters, the hitmen and the police who deal with them in the deadliest game of all.