Mr Nice

Mr Nice

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This is the true story of Howard Marks. He was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him.

During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles for his main concern: dope dealing.

At the height of his career he was smuggling up to thirty tons of marijuana and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drugs Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years at a state penitentiary in Indiana. He was released in 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. This is his story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 38mm | 421.84g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Film Tie-In
  • w. photos and doc. on 12 plates
  • 0099542153
  • 9780099542155
  • 38,825

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"Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal" * GQ * "A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness" * Loaded * "A folk legend-Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone" * Daily Mail * "A racy yarn with plenty of globe trotting colour" -- Christopher Hirst * The Independent * "Marks weaves a fascinating story spiced with brilliant detail, far stronger than fiction" * FHM Magazine *
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About Howard Marks

Howard Marks (1945-2016) wrote the international bestseller Mr Nice, which describes his years as one of the world's most wanted drug barons. It has sold over one million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film. He also garnered critical and popular acclaim for The Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories, Senor Nice and a series of crime novels.
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"A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness"
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'A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness' Loaded

During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and owned twenty-five companies trading throughout the world. All were money-laundering outfits for his main concern: dope dealing.

At the height of his career he was smuggling up to thirty tons of marijuana, and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drugs Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years at a state penitentiary in Indiana. He was released in 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. This is his story.


'Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal' GQ

'A folk legend - Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone' Daily Mail


Also by Howard Marks:
[Dope Stories jpeg]; [Senor Nice jpeg]

Include website under Vintage Books website: www.howardmarks.co.uk
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4 39% (2,466)
3 25% (1,541)
2 7% (409)
1 2% (117)
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