By Bruce Porter
BLOW is the not likely tale of George Jung's curler coaster trip from middle-class highschool soccer hero to the guts of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel— the most important importer of the U.S. cocaine provide within the Nineteen Eighties. Jung's early company of flying marijuana into the U.S. from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic flip whilst he met Carlos Lehder, a tender Colombian vehicle thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his fatherland. jointly they created a brand new version for promoting cocaine, turning a drug used basically by means of the leisure elite right into a large and unimaginably profitable enterprise— one whose gains, if felony, may have ranked the cocaine enterprise because the 6th biggest inner most firm within the Fortune 500.
The trip got here to a screeching halt while DEA brokers and Florida police busted Jung with 300 pounds of coke, successfully unraveling his fortune. yet George wasn't approximately to head down by myself. He deliberate to deliver down with him one of many largest cartel figures ever caught.
With a riveting insider account of the lurid global of overseas drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of 1 man's meteoric upward thrust and determined fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's lifestyles utilizing exceptional eyewitness assets during this severely acclaimed actual crime vintage.
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