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Description - American Desperado: My life as a Cocaine Cowboy by Jon Roberts

A brutal and gripping autobiography by the original Cocaine Cowboy and real-life Scarface, the man responsible for flooding 1980s US with cocaine, co-written by Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill

'The best crime book since Wiseguy' - Rich Cohen

A real-life Scarface, Jon was born into the Gambino Mafia family and witnessed his first murder aged seven. He joined a US Army assassination squad in Vietnam to escape a teen criminal charge, then fled New York to reinvent himself in Miami as the number one supplier of cocaine in the US. With a crazed bodyguard always at his side, and a fortress protected by mortars, tear-gas cannons, and a gold-fanged attack dog, Roberts was brutally effective at what he did.

With a cast that includes everyone from Jimi Hendrix and OJ Simpson to the CIA and General Noriega, American Desperado is a hedonistic, adrenaline-soaked joyride through the world of Escobar and the cartels, told by one of most successful criminals of all time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091949419
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 126mm x 34mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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