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Bruce Porter : BLOW: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All
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Author: Bruce Porter
Title: BLOW: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Date: 2001-03-21
ISBN: 0312267126
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Weight: 0.85 pounds
Size: 5.75 x 0.87 x 9.02 inches
Edition: Revised
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BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pable Escobar's Medellin cartel-- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise-- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500.

The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught.

With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically acclaimed true crime classic.
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