By Thomas Feiling
An in-depth, narrative research of the cocaine industry—from the fields of Colombia to the streets of recent York—as it has by no means been advised before.
Cocaine is gigantic company and getting higher. Governments spend hundreds of thousands on a wasting conflict opposed to it, but it's nonetheless the drug of selection within the West. How did the cocaine financial system turn into so substantial? Who retains it operating at the back of the scenes?
In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the exchange routes from Colombia through Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New york. he meets Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talks to squaddies and narcotics officials who struggle the gangs and cartels. He lines cocaine's development from felony 'pick-me-up' to luxurious product to international commodity, appears at legalization courses in international locations akin to Switzerland, and exhibits how America's anti-drugs campaign is really expanding call for. slicing via the myths in regards to the white alternate, this can be the tale of cocaine as it's by no means been informed earlier than.