Investigative journalist Kate McClymont must be the best-known journalist in NSW, and probably has the most intriguing muses of any writer around. She is certainly the most-awarded Australian journalist. As a crime reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald, Kate spends her time mixing with and writing about some of the shadiest characters in the story of Sydney. Once derided by Paul Keating for spending her time chasing subterranean odourso, Kate's sense of smell has led her to unearth some of the underworld's most fascinating tales of betrayal, corruption and crime. They are the stories the central characters don't want told, and these non-fiction villains will do their best to silence the storyteller. Her phone's been tapped, she's had police security, and received death threats in the aftermath of her Gold Walkley-winning expose of the Bulldogs salary cap scandal. It was Kate in whom millionaire businessman Michael McGurk confided that he feared for his life, just one week before he was fatally gunned down outside his Sydney home. Linton Besser is a Walkley Award-winning journalist whose work has exposed corruption in the public service and the police, and led to the suspension of government officials. Recently, his investigations have sparked inquiries into Defence spending, state property deals and the multibillion-dollar job assistance scheme. After many years with Fairfax press, he recently started in a new role with the ABC.