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A frank, first hand look at the world of Marijuana trafficking. This narrative takes our main character Doc on a series of adventures and misadventures from the Texas/Mexican border to Colombias verdant Guahira Peninsula to the brilliant blue green waters of the Caribbean Sea. Along the way, Doc finds himself in a Mexican border war, incarcerated in a Colombian dungeon, in a near fatal airplane crash and in a country club Federal prison camp, where he encounters the likes of G. Gordon Liddy, Henry Hill and Rabbi Meir Kahane. More importantly he meets the people who will become his future associates in the marijuana business, an association that would become one of the largest marijuana smuggling operations of the day. Doc clearly explains the logistical difficulties, the equipment required and the ruses employed to pull off a successful smuggle. The conspirators employ airplanes, sailboats, offshore fishing boats and eventually commercial freighters to import their product. As the payloads increased the logistics became more complicated and the ruses more sophisticated. Each smuggle was planned and executed much like a military campaign. Larger and more sophisticated equipment was required, more personnel employed and more people paid off, including law enforcement officials and organized crime families in New York and New England. By the early 1980s Doc and his associates were a multi-million dollar concern. Things however were rapidly changing. Cocaine had become the recreational drug of choice and the Colombian cartels dominated the product. Cocaine being a hard drug was avoided by some marijuana smugglers due to the harsher penalties and many thought it was just bad karma. Some Americans made the transition but they now worked for the Colombians, who in their inimitable fashion made it a very dangerous game. As the violence escalated the U.S. Government responded with draconian measures. The new policies, including mandatory minimum sentences were not limited to cocaine but to all drugs. There were no more soft drugs. The days of marijuana trafficking being a gentlemans sport were over. Doc finds himself at a crossroad. He had made his fortune his lifestyle was changing, should he call it a day? Should he retire from the table or should he roll the dice just one more time?

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