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In 1978, gifted student and writer Greg Roberts turned to heroin when his marriage collapsed, feeding his addiction with a string of robberies. Caught and convicted, he was given a nineteen-year sentence. After two years, he escaped from a maximum- security prison, spending the next ten years on the run as Australia's most wanted man. Hiding in Bombay, he established a medical clinic for slum- dwellers, worked in the Bollywood film industry and served time in the notorious Arthur Road prison. He was recruited by one of the ...

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Douglas B

Oct 20, 2016

Can not put it down. The sequel was just as good.

This book has a diversity of interesting lifelike characters and events which take place in Bombay.The writer is quick to engage the reader and endear the reader full time.I was happy to read the second book,to see what happened to the characters,and continue the story. It was a memorable reading experience.


Jan 26, 2013

a wonderful read!!

an incredible story,even more so because it's true! my daughter and I both agreed,if even HALF of it is true,it's an amazing story,I recommend it to anyone

Donovan S

Oct 20, 2011

Just like a mortgage, slow start, fast finish!

Took me a while to really get into it, not as fast a starter as White Tiger, but once it gets rolling along, what a story! Great book. Well worth sticking with the first 100 pages.


Jan 20, 2011

This is one of the greatest books I've read in a really, really long time. I was captivated from the moment I opened the front cover. A great book for both men and women. The writing is excellent and the story is even better.


May 21, 2009


Excellent prose. Fine story telling,an epic life captured with eloquence. A riveting tale not easily put down.

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