Fight to the Death: Viv
Graham and Lee Duffy -
Too Hard to Live, Too Young
to Die (True Crime)
ISBN: 1844542459 RRP £9.99
Paperback by Stephen Richards
The very last
in the series of 6 books about the late Viv Graham and Lee Duffy. Viv Graham
and Lee Duffy led parallel lives as pub and club enforcers, raging their
gangland turf wars with a fierce frenzy of brutality and unremitting cruelty.
This frank and astonishing book by underworld authority Stephen Richards
is a riveting double portrait of two of the North East's most feared men
whose bloody rivalry was cut short when they each met horrifically violent
ends. With a frightening capacity for extreme violence, Tyneside protection
hardman Viv struck fear into the hearts of his enemies, yet his benevolence
to local charities and schemes to keep kids away from drugs and crime was
well known - any patch that Viv protected was guaranteed free of both.
He was the ultimate maverick trouble-shooter. Teeside drugs enforcer Lee
Duffy had half his foot shot off in an assassination attempt and his skull
beaten with a crowbar, but his streetwise instinct was unmatched. With
unprecedented access to friends, family and associates, Stephen Richards
dispels many of the myths surrounding these legendary figures.