The Happy Dust Gang: How Sex, Scandal and Deceit Founded a Drugs Empire

The Happy Dust Gang: How Sex, Scandal and Deceit Founded a Drugs Empire

by David Leslie

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The Happy Dust Gang: How Sex, Scandal and Deceit Founded a Drugs Empire by David Leslie

Charlie, snow, toot, white: cocaine goes by many different names. But in Glasgow in the early 1980s, they called it Happy Dust.

At no-holds-barred parties of the glamorous and wealthy, cocaine was the new aphrodisiac. A few lines of Charlie and a humdrum party could become an orgy.

Hot from the forests of Colombia, Charlie flooded onto the streets of Glasgow and was passed along the line to the cocktail set, highly paid sports stars and yuppies desperate for kicks and thrills. Behind it all was a man they called the Parachutist.

But all too soon, the party was over. People became too greedy and the Parachutist was double-crossed. Some of the gang did shady deals with detectives in hotel rooms; others flew to seek shelter in the sun, their reputations destroyed but not their fortunes.

The good times might have been over for the Happy Dust Gang, but their legacy lives on to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780571225
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 04/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

David Leslie has worked for the News of the World since 1970. Since then, he has covered scores of major stories, including the tragedies of Zeebrugge, Piper Alpha, Lockerbie and Dunblane. Since 1994, he has concentrated on crime and major investigations. He is also the author of the bestselling Crimelord: The Licensee, about the elusive multimillionaire gangster Tam McGraw.

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