This candid crime memoir by Britain’s most famous drug baron is “frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal” (GQ).
During the mid-1980s Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. From local bars to recording studios to offshore banks—all of his “businesses” were in fact money laundering vehicles serving his one true business: dope dealing.
Marks began dealing 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 fifty 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.
“A folk legend.”—Daily Mail, UK
“A racy yarn with plenty of globe-trotting color.”—The Independent, UK