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Canongate, Jun 24, 2010 - Cocaine industry - 320 pages
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When it was first published in the mid-seventies, SNOWBLIND established itself as an essential piece of true crime writing. The story of the legendary Zachary Swan, a mover in the cocaine trade in the sixties who set the standard for all who followed, Sabbag's riveting account is a compulsive insight into an underworld populated by crazy characters and riven by paranoia. The result is an illuminating and wild book that influenced a generation of writers.

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

An account of Zachary Swan's career as a cocaine smuggler in the 1970s. A host of colorful characters get involved, although none quite as intriguing as Swan himself. In between various byzantine ... Read full review

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User Review  - Polaris- - LibraryThing

Superb. Hilarious. Scary. A real page-turner. The 'Columbia Gold' coffee scam alone is priceless! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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