During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity: dope dealing. Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, but soon he was moving much larger quantities. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organizations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA, and the Mafia. This is his extraordinary story.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scuzzy - LibraryThing
totally engrossing - one of the first and only books i have recommended to my partner that she really enjoyed too. there is no way to explain this or review this book other than read it yourtself - it will blow you away. casual referneces to pink floyd a nice little touch. Read full review
MR. NICE: An AutobiographyUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An easygoing international drug smuggler tells his life story.Marks spent most of his life looking for a good scam and a good time. As a child, he got out of a school by faking illness; as a student ... Read full review