Viv Graham's name means many things to many people. A legend in his own lifetime, he worked his way to the very top of the North East's criminal elite until his iron grip on its activities extended to the darkest corner of the underworld. The mere mention of his name would strike dread into the hearts of his enemies and all knew that, if Viv was after you, then hell was coming with him. His frightening capacity for extreme violence was never questioned, and his size and ability to fight enabled him to exert a huge influence on those around him - but he also had a reputation as a hard man with a heart of gold who looked after those that looked after each other. In this frank and astonishing book, Stephen Richards peels away the tissue of lies surrounding the life and death of Viv Graham and, using information from over 350 of Viv's closest friends, family associates, he finally tells the brutal and tragic stories of one of gangland's greatest heroes.