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Reefer Men: The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Drug Ring

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For fifteen years the Ring smuggled vast shipments into the USA and Europe. In 1988, they decided to carry out one final heist that would ensure they could retire forever. It did indeed turn out to be their last heist - but not for the reasons they planned. Their ship was seized, and the key Ring members all scattered all over the world.
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Published June 28th 2007 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Shane Kiely
Bit of a disappointment after reading Thompson's previous book (it may actually be newer, but in my reading order it comes first) Outlaws (which was something of a pleasant surprise as I didn't expect a book about British outlaw bikers to have that much material). The prose is solid & the book maintains Thompson's usual non judgemental tone, it's just the actual events it describes aren't that interesting. It's a long list of major drug shipments & the technical requirements associated ...more
Fraser
Aug 15, 2012 Fraser rated it it was amazing
Great Book, charting the marijuana trade from the late '60's up until recent times.
From the eary hippies to the incredibly sophisticated and wealthy gangs of recent times.
Read it and learn a few things.

The author has written some other superb true reports of the gang culture in UK, enlightening and in some ways frightening, the author pulls no punches and gives a clear honest picture of what is really going on in this country.

He shows his dedication by reporting on how he took Crack for the firs
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Tom
Sep 18, 2016 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-shelves
A fascinating read. Really keeps you moving along. It was a major feat for the author to have done so much research and to have kept all the interwoven plots straight and flowing throughout the book. Highly recommended, especially if you have an interest in true crime or crime novels.
Dave
Jul 27, 2011 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I kept feeling I wanted more detail or less. It's a good read however and an interesting parallel story to Howard Marks' "Mr Nice".
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Jul 07, 2013 Colin Whittaker rated it it was ok
Never let a journalist write a book. I'm sure it was factual and it might have read well as a weekly serial but to plough through it all in one go was painfully repetitive.
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