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Herb Trader

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In 1998,U.S. Agents orchestrated a mission to alter the national election in Cambodia. To secure this victory, one of the biggest marijuana smugglers in the world was drawn into the mission, only for it to go awry when things got personal. Given the authority to alter the election, a pair of Green Beret twins used deception and betrayal for their own gain. The U.S. finds i ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published May 8th 2009 by Woodstock Mountain Press (first published 2009)
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Ann Keller
Herb Trader is one of the most gripping stories I’ve ever read - all the more so, because it is true. In 1998, one of the biggest marijuana dealers on the face of the planet, a man known to many simply as “Max”, became a pawn in a desperate political struggle in Southeast Asia. This is his incredible story.

A.R. Torsone explains that by using complicated political choreography, the United States government began an elaborate scheme to swing a Cambodian election in their favor. Unfortunately, thei
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Nanci Arvizu
The author, Arthur Torsone, will be my guest on Page Readers August 19th at NOON Pacific. Join us!
Valerie Malmquist
This work, born out of a profound need the author had to let his children know the truth and to articulate his deep love for them, delivers much more than that. Scammed by an unsavory pair of twins, who professed to be his friends, they set “Mac” up for what may be his final mission in civil war torn Cambodia. Confronting death, near starvation, on the verge of committing suicide, the writer, Arthur Torsone, thankfully; lived to share this creditable story. After being kidnapped and thrown in a ...more
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Stories that offer a glimpse at how luck & circumstances play into our "fate" have always interested me.
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