- Paperback: 294 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (January 4, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439258767
- ISBN-13: 978-1439258767
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 52 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Turning The Tide: One Man Against The Medellin Cartel Paperback – January 4, 2010
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American professor Richard Novak, an unlikely and unlikable hero studying hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas, confronts and helps capture Carlos Lehder of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel. Photos.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
This is a fast-paced, novelistic account of a series of confrontations between marine research scientist Richard Novak and Medellin drug runner Carlos Lehder on the Bahamian island of Norman's Cay. While Novak played a courageous part in the investigation of Lehder, it is hyperbole for the publisher to claim that he "brought a ruthless cocaine kingpin to justice." Lehder was not arrested until years later. Also, the description of some of Novak's exploits seem exaggerated when compared to the version of the same events related in Paul Eddy's Cocaine Wars ( LJ 7/88). The latter book or Guy Gugliotta's Kings of Cocaine ( LJ 5/1/89) provide a better picture of the Columbian drug cartel. Still, this book will appeal to readers seeking an action-packed story.
- Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I also can't believe the infamous drug kingpin Carlos Lehder allowed him to return. The book is a strange mixture of fact and fiction. It has photos taken on the island which make it seem that it is journalism that has novelist accounts of all sorts of absurd escapes that I just don't believe every happened.
The writing is mediocre fast paced action writing, with gun battles and plane crashes and it does get a bit boring at times and always beyond belief. I don't regret reading it because anything about Carlos Lehder and Norman's Cay is interesting but I don't quite believe much of it. The central characters is either a complete idiot or just a plot device to keep the story moving.