Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade

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Canongate Books, Feb 2, 2002 - True Crime - 384 pages
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Snowblind is the true story of Zachary Swan, an American smuggler, whose intricate and ingenious scams made him one of the most revered and legendary figures in the cocaine world of the late Sixties and Seventies. For a few breathless years he ran rings around the police and customs officials. From New York to Colombia, Swan enthusiastically plied his trade. Robert Sabbag's riveting account of Swan's brief career provides a compulsive insight into the cocaine underworld in which all the double-dealing, crazy characters and over-the-shoulder paranoia are captured brilliantly. The result is one of the funniest and most illuminating books about drugs ever written ... a genuine underground classic. This new edition is published as a companion to Robert Sabbag's blockbusting new book on pioneer marijuana smuggler Alan Long, Smokescreen, and comes with a specially commissioned introduction by another legendary smuggler: Howard Marks, aka Mr Nice.

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User Review  - 1212Jack1212 - Tesco

If you enjoyed Mr Nice - Howard Marks or Snowblind - also by Sabbag, this is a worthy addition to your library. A great smugglers tale, which if full of cunning, panache and surprisingly a bit of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Graham - Goodreads

Reads like a large address book of dodgey geezers. Dull to the point of tedium. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Robert Sabbag is the best-selling author of the drug smuggling classics Snowblind and Smokescreen, and the definitive book on the U.S. Marshals, Too Tough to Die. His journalism appears in numerous magazines, among them Rolling Stone, to which he is a regular contributor. Witness Protection, based on his New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Invisible Family", was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture.

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