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American Desperado My life as a Cocaine Cowboy

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Author: Roberts, Jon
ISBN: 9780091949419
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK
Year First Published: 2018
Pages: 560
Dimensions: 198mm x 125mm x 35mm
Format: Paperback / softback

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.