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'If The Godfather was set in Sydney today, it would be about the Lebs. But brothers, lots of brothers. Fathers don't matter anymore.' —Detective Inspector Brian Harris

A searing, revealing, white-knuckle ride into the heart of a crime family straight out of tomorrow's headlines. This brilliant, fast-paced novel will seize you from its first page and not let you go till long after its explosive, mind-twisting conclusion.

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Praise for Drive By

'a brilliant mix of reportage drawn from life observation and the novelist's dramatic touch'—The Melbourne Review

'a searing voyage into the fragmented spirit of Sydney ... Crime fiction doesn't get much better.'—The Weekend Australian

'Duffy's drama, his characters and his writing are as good as it gets, up there with Michael Connelly et al.'—The Daily Telegraph

Praise for Michael Duffy's crime writing

'Duffy is indisputably a writer to watch. He will soon be ranked alongside the likes of international behemoths Michael Connolly, George Pelecanos and Don Winslow. There is no higher praise.'—Sydney Morning Herald

'a gripping, thought-provoking read that rehearses serious themes without becoming obvious or didactic. A nicely judged and convincing police procedural'—Sydney Morning Herald

'a great murder mystery'—Sunday Herald Sun

'a wonderful series ... Duffy unfolds an engrossing highly human story, Troy like a young Wallander, depressive but all too human'—The Australian


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