Hunting Marco Polo: The Pursuit of the Drug Smuggler Who Couldn't Be Caught by the Agent Who Wouldn't Quit by Paul Eddy, Sara Walden |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hunting Marco Polo: The Pursuit of the Drug Smuggler Who Couldn't Be Caught by the Agent Who Wouldn't Quit

Hunting Marco Polo: The Pursuit of the Drug Smuggler Who Couldn't Be Caught by the Agent Who Wouldn't Quit

by Paul Eddy, Sara Walden
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Eddy and Walden, coauthors of The Cocaine War , tell the gripping tale of a five-year battle begun in 1985 to bring a drug kingpin to justice. Howard Marks, a Briton of intelligence and charm who specialized in transporting marijuana and hashish all over the world and in laundering drug money, traveled so extensively that he was dubbed Marco Polo. His more-than-worthy opponent was American Craig Lovato of the Drug Enforcement Agency. Lovato tracked Marks and overcame bureaucratic lassitude, ineptitude in inexperienced drug agents, wrangling between U.S. and U.K. government agencies, moles within the DEA, and ultimately played a major role in Marks's receiving a 30-year sentence. The authors present the contest between the two men as a highly dramatic chess game. Fast-paced, riveting reading. Movie rights to Zenith; author tour. (June)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Eddy and Walden coauthored the exciting The Cocaine Wars ( LJ 7/88), among the most comprehensive books about the dangers of the cocaine trade. Here, they turn their investigative talents to the story of Howard Marks, the Marco Polo of the title, a charming and extremely bright Oxford graduate who made a fortune smuggling cannabis, and his nemesis, intrepid DEA agent Craig Louvato, who spent years and traveled the world in pursuit of Marks and his cohorts. This adventurous, sprawling tale is filled with exotic locales, police and courtroom drama, and heroes and villains (with many of the actors falling somewhere between); the authors have made it all easier to follow by including a list identifying the major players and by heading each small section with the location in which the events occur. Interspersed throughout are the words of Marks himself, who seems a very likable criminal; readers may end up, to some extent, pulling for both the hunter and the hunted. Highly recommended for all crime collections.-- Sally G. Waters, Stetson Law Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316210560
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
302

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