John Silvester has been a crime reporter in Melbourne since 1978. He has written for major Melbourne based newspapers such as the Sunday Herald Sun and others. Silvester has also co-written a number of bestselling books with Andrew Rule based on crime in Melbourne.
He did lunch.
Now he's doing time.
Drug dealer Attila Erdei walked from a restaurant after bragging he'd killed a man with his bare hands. He didn't know his fellow diner was an undercover policeman. It's costing him 17 years inside to find out.
As the straight world goes about its business, cops and criminals engage in a deadly battle of wits. This is Australia's underbelly.