The rise - and fall - of the outlaw lords of the drug world,
from the Cali Cartel, the richest, most powerful crime syndicate in
history, to Britain's biggest drug baron, Curtis 'Cocky' Warren and
the 'Essex Triple Murders'.
From freewheeling cannabis operations to the lethal 'heaviness'
of organized crime, the doings of the dealers, bouncers, bagmen and
'taxmen' - those crazy enough to extort money from drug dealers -
of a ruthlessly violent underworld.
Here you will find an account of the pursuit and capture of 'Mr
Nice', Howard Marks (along with the complementary recollections of
Mrs Marks), the story of the hunt for Pablo Escobar and an in-depth
piece on cocaine production deep in the Colombian interior. This is
the no-holds-barred, inside story of drug trafficking, from the
Golden Triangle to the Golden Gate and from Spain's Costa del Crime
to the future of conflict and prohibition with its fresh cast of
Afghan warlords and central European gangsters. It examines how and
why things go wrong, and the price which is paid when they do.