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“Extraordinarily interesting...Mr. Porter has done an excellent job telling the tale of a very unusual entrepreneur.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“The story belongs to anyone who has ever savored a well-told tale of adventure, greed, deceit, and revenge. Best of all, it's true.” ―Houston Chronicle
“A sleigh-ride-to-hell story of how '60s hippie innocence turned into '80s megadepravity...finely researched, told with pizzazz.” ―Kirkus Reviews
This is an exceptionally well researched and written account, documenting the beginnings of one of the wealthiest, most powerful and violent international criminal syndicates in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike
I was a bit shocked that I liked this book. I don't generally like "true crime" type books, but Porter managed to put the perfect amount of fluff writing to make it a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Delta Stet
I read this hard over book after renting the movie with Johny Dep. The movie was good but rather forgettable. The book was a gripping, fascinating read. I could not put it down. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nathan Detroit
easy read if you like these kind of books this one is a must bu the movie is better, inaccurate but better.Published 4 months ago by G. Casey Kisler
Reading this book is an unparalleled emotional experience. One can vicariously experience the suspense, intrigue and constant fear that pervades the life of a major drug dealer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BC Cloutier
Great book totally worth getting even if you've seen the movie a thousand times. Cool to compare to the moviePublished 6 months ago by Michael