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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Michael McGurk
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'In September 2009 Sydney businessman Michael McGurk was executed in a professional hit on the driveway of his North Shore house. With a single shot to the head the property developer, doting father and generous Catholic parishioner was revealed as a violent loan shark, stand over merchant and extortionist who didn't care who he cheated. His murder may have gone unnoticed had it not lifted the lid on some of the darker ways of doing business Sydney-style. And those caught up in his web included high profile Labor identities, hell-bent property developers, a merchant bank and even the Sultan of Brunei. Fuelled by drugs and alcohol, McGurk tried to scam them all.

'As compelling and fast-paced as any thriller, this is the true story of a man who thought he could do anything and get away with it. It is also the story of a very public murder. Sometimes life really is stranger than fiction...' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
      Extent: 250p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: July 2010.
      ISBN: 9781742373737 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Michael McGurk Mark Abernethy , Richard Vereker , 2010 single work biography ; Bonobo Handshake : A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo Vanessa Woods , 2010 single work autobiography ; Detritus : Addressing Culture and the Arts Robyn Archer , 2010 selected work prose
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Michael McGurk Mark Abernethy , Richard Vereker , 2010 single work biography ; Bonobo Handshake : A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo Vanessa Woods , 2010 single work autobiography ; Detritus : Addressing Culture and the Arts Robyn Archer , 2010 selected work prose
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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