Mr. Nasty charts the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of a one-time player in the global narcotics business.
From his humble beginnings in East London, Cameron White rapidly rose in the London club scene of the 1980s and early 1990s. After his initial spectacular success as a drug dealerand an embarrassment of cashhe fell foul of notorious London criminals, the Doherty brothers, and was forced to flee to North America. There he climbed aboard a cocaine-fueled roller coaster, which carried him from dealing with psychotic, crack-dealing Jamaican gangsters in New York to West Coast power meetings for a Hollywood talent agency.
Returning to London, White managed to stay clean for a while, but a chemical vacation in Thailand set him back on the path to self-destruction, as he smoked marijuana with dope smugglers, sampled the new wave of super-amphetamines, and returned to London a heroin addict. Another attempt to get clean in London was followed by a trip to Australia, where he once again found himself in the murky world of substance abuse, as well as in cahoots with the murderous Triad gangs. At last, he succeeded in pulling himself out of the mire of addiction and began the slow journey to recovery.
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I have read a fair few 'drug underworld' books and have also had a few personal experiences to draw from when digesting the topics of these books. I found this book fairly run of the mill when it comes to this kind of genre but nevertheless very readable and quite a page turner. The Author Cameron White takes us on his worldwide drug fuelled adventure. I just think (as a previous reviewer mentioned) that the story should be taken with a pinch of salt and perhaps treated as fiction. I noticed inconsistences and unexplained irregularities. An example was fairly early on in the story Cameron had to flee London to escape the Doherty brothers but later in the story "London" was referred to as his home and he returned to London on various occasions without any mention of the previous impending consequences or inability to reside in London...what gives? Also, mid-way through the story there appeared to be a 4 year gap in which we have no idea what the protagonist Cameron was doing apart from apparently working "dead end" jobs, with no fuller explanation than that, this point was between when he returned to London from his trip to Bangkok and then made the journey to Berlin some time later. Another thing that i pondered on while reading the book was that the author made no comprehensive mention of any sexual or emotional relationships? Only a tiny paragraph mentioned "being love" towards the end of the book. I found it quite odd that throughout all the tall tales or drugs, money and power Cameron remanded celibate? I know the book is all about the author's life of drugs but surely at some point some sort of sexual urge, emotional response or physical relationship must have taken place? I don't doubt that the basis for the story has some truth in it but i think the book may be padded out with some shock and awe inspiring moments, it reminded me a bit of the book 'Addict' which i found similarly compelling but somewhat hard to believe. A decent page turner but ultimately i think this book showcases the authors imagination and witty writing rather than a proper true life tale.