Drug lord rising: tales from the inside

What stuck in my mind was that Clark, who had thin, slicked-back sandy hair and dark bags under his eyes, was the picture of a criminal. Yet he had disappeared seamlessly into the crowd.

His appearance had nothing in common with the cherubic face of Matthew Newton, the Australian actor who played him in the 2009 television series, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. Clark claimed he was once dragged home from a party by a woman who wanted to have sex with him because, she said, “You are the most depraved-looking man I have ever met.”