Mr Nice

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Vintage, Feb 23, 2010 - Drug dealers - 558 pages
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This is the true story of Howard Marks. He was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him.

During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles for his main concern: dope dealing.

At the height of his career he was smuggling up to thirty tons of marijuana and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drugs Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years at a state penitentiary in Indiana. He was released in 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. This is his story.

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User Review  - scuzzy - LibraryThing

totally engrossing - one of the first and only books i have recommended to my partner that she really enjoyed too. there is no way to explain this or review this book other than read it yourtself - it will blow you away. casual referneces to pink floyd a nice little touch. Read full review

MR. NICE: An Autobiography

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An easygoing international drug smuggler tells his life story.Marks spent most of his life looking for a good scam and a good time. As a child, he got out of a school by faking illness; as a student ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Howard Marks (1945-2016) wrote the international bestseller Mr Nice, which describes his years as one of the world's most wanted drug barons. It has sold over one million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film. He also garnered critical and popular acclaim for The Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories, Senor Nice and a series of crime novels.

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