It's 2014. Caesar Campbell has been shot again. The family has been called to say their goodbyes. From his deathbed, he tells his greatest stories yet . . .
The Outlaw and the Hitman fills in the gaps in the extraordinary life of outlaw biker legend Caesar Campbell. It reveals Caesar's extraordinary record 'round-ring' fighting career for huge wads of cash with no gloves, no referee and no rules, where the bouts could - and did - go to the death. It also details his 'day job', collecting debts for notorious underworld supremo Abe Saffron. Caesar was the most legendary 'muscle' in the Australian bad-lands. That made him the most expensive debt collector in town.
There was only character more notorious than Caesar - 'The Widowmaker'.
Until now a near-mythical presence in the 'Downunderworld', The Widowmaker was an assassin who struck at will and made people 'disappear' or die 'of natural causes', depending on the fee. Caesar was one of the few who knew this king hitman's name and exploits. They talked shop nightly at legendary Kings Cross venues such as Sweethearts, The Manzil Room and the Carousel Club in a time where a lifestyle of sex, violence and partying was just another day at the office.
Between hair-raising reflections, this book finds Caesar dispensing deathbed wisdoms between chapters as 'Caesar's Law'. When breaking fingers and pulling out toenails can't persuade a customer to show you the money, who you gonna call?
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 06 / 2016
- 146 x 236 x 25mm