By Bruce Porter
BLOW is the not going tale of George Jung's curler coaster trip from middle-class highschool soccer hero to the center of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel— the biggest importer of the U.S. cocaine provide within the Eighties. Jung's early company of flying marijuana into the U.S. from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic flip while he met Carlos Lehder, a tender Colombian automobile thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his homeland. jointly they created a brand new version for promoting cocaine, turning a drug used essentially via the leisure elite right into a large and unimaginably profitable enterprise— one whose profits, if felony, could have ranked the cocaine company because the 6th greatest inner most company within the Fortune 500.
The experience got here to a screeching halt whilst DEA brokers and Florida police busted Jung with 300 pounds of coke, successfully unraveling his fortune. yet George wasn't approximately to move down on my own. He deliberate to carry down with him one of many greatest cartel figures ever caught.
With a riveting insider account of the lurid global of foreign drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of 1 man's meteoric upward thrust and determined fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's lifestyles utilizing extraordinary eyewitness resources during this severely acclaimed real crime vintage.
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