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A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade. Canons
Zachary Swan: world-class smuggler of the finest cocaine, wicked genius, first-class fool. In his brief and brilliant career as a founding father of the trade, Swan serves the world's most elegant clientele by the most inelegant means, always staying just one step ahead.
Robert Sabbag's rip-roaring modern classic of reporting follows Zachary from the streets of Bogota to the nightclubs of New York, charting the soaring high and the crashing comedown of a legend.
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Sabbag is an incisive reporter and a stylish class-A writer * * The Times * * A flat-out ballbuster. It moves like a threshing machine with a fuel tank of ether * * Hunter S. Thompson * * One of the first books about the cocaine trade and it is still among the best * * Norman Mailer * * An extremely rare cut of dry wit, poetry, rock-hard fact and relentless insight into modern American morality * * Rolling Stone * * The scammer's bible . . . Snowblind has stood the test of time. It's still the best * * Howard Marks * * Un-put-downable . . . the best book ever written about cocaine * * Loaded * *