John Moran and Carl Williams were the two biggest rival drug barons in Australia. They certainly weren't partners, but they weren't sworn enemies. One day, they had a meeting to end a dispute over drug money. Thinking he could scare his rival into submission, Moran pulled the trigger on Carl but decided not to finish the job off. It turned out to be the biggest mistake of his life. Carl was hell bent on revenge. Within months, most of the Moran family and a host of underworld figures would die in an astonishing spate of revenge killings which shook the public and the police to the core. Murder, greed, drugs, sex and corruption abound in a story that reads like a piece of gangster fiction. But in Underbelly, the bullets and the blood are grippingly real. This is true crime of the highest order - the amazing story of a powerful man who did things his way and eventually orchestrated his own terrible downfall.