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Mr Nice An Autobiography Read & Download Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had 43 aliases 89 phone lines and owned 25 companies throughout the world Whether bars recording studios or offshore banks all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity dope dealing Marks began to S smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organizations as diverse as MI6 the CIA the IRA and the Mafia This is his extraordinary stor. Many years ago I was a volunteer with St John Ambulance sja and we would provide first aid cover at many events including the local theater One evening I received a call asking if I was free and could get to the local theater asap as no one had turned up I rang a friend who was also in sja and asked her to get ready and come as well We had no idea what the show was we were about to seeWell the show was Mr Nice Live That night was a real eye opener to me Mr Nice was talking about his life and everything that had happened in it all about his Cannabis and other drug smuggling exploits sometimes getting away with it and others getting caught plus he did a general uestion and answer sessions at the end The theater was green by the end of the night and smelt very funky as Mr Nice was smoking lots of very long cigarettesI enjoyed the show despite it not being something I would normally go to and afterwards I bought his book I started reading the book straight away and didn't want to put it down I did have to re read 2 or 3 times to make sense of it and after each re read of what I had read previously made senseThe book goes into much detail than he had in the live show explaining about how he lived the people he met and how they were involved the places he went to where he was a wanted man the countries where he was not allowed all of his other known names and so onIt is written in a very open personal way his vivid descriptions of some of the events give you a real feel of what his life must have been like Sometimes fun and others not so as not knowing what was around the corner He takes you on a tour of the world and introduces you to a wide variety of peopleIf you enjoy reading true stories and are not easily shocked this is worth a read

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Core activity dope dealing Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford but soon he was moving much larger uantities At the height of his career he wa. I don't know what streak of idle curiosity possessed me to read about the felonious escapades of 'legendary' I'd never heard of him smuggler Howard Marks Probably the cover photo what a nice guy he has puppy dog eyesand the blurbs promising a 'freuently hilarious' and 'fascinating story far stronger than fiction' To be fair the introduction and first chapters were promising Then came the wall page upon page of business as usual from one successful dope deal to the next filled with every minute detail possible including weight of consignment price and terms point of entry partners contacts flights hotels what he had for dinner that night how many joints he smoked etc etc etc He claims to have been or less continually stoned or drunk through most of it so I guess it's an exploit that he actually remembers each scam so clearly Well maybe he doesn't and is just filling in the blanks Either way it makes no difference Like any international business it all comes down to pricing products making deals dealing with the locals and logistics Not exactly riveting reading

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Mr Nice An AutobiographyDuring the mid 1980s Howard Marks had 43 aliases 89 phone lines and owned 25 companies throughout the world Whether bars recording studios or offshore banks all were money laundering vehicles serving the. This is a tale of two books for me The first half and it's long so it's uite the half was very interesting learning about how this guy set up his empire all the wheeling and dealing etc etc I also enjoyed how he and I ended up at many of the same places Palma Patapong etc which might say a lot about me hahaha So that was all well and goodIt goes off the rails in the latter half though when he gets busted for smuggling He gets so whiny and upset calls the DEA evil and says they should all die the people themselves who work for the DEA the men on the ground Not really Mr Nice at this point because he broke the law and was caught That got pretty tiresome after awhile especially when he started portraying murderers as heroes against the American empire oh by the way all Americans do is watch TV and shoot guns at people and we deserve to be slavesAlso what was up with his wife This was a dude who was making millions of dollars by smuggling hundreds of TONS Tons mind you of hashish and marijuana and he'd been busted before and they were living like kings and he gets busted again and she acts like a victim What did she think was happening when she was running around and spending all of that money That it was falling from the sky That it was all free Of course the US Government thought she was in on it otherwise she would have to be an idiot Apparently she wrote a book as well and it would be interesting to see how she explains away how stupid their reaction to her imprisonment wasLast point He blames America for taking his kids away from him in fact the book ends with him seeing his little boy for the first time in years but when he was a free man he was never home His wife and kids are barely mentioned If you add up his travel he was gone for months at a time Seriously his kids are mentioned like ten times the whole book and this is a huge book Further when they are mentioned it is almost always And Judy flew out with the kids and spent the day shopping while I smoked 20 joints The next day I went to Pakistan for three weeks Somehow though the lack of these children I didn't even know how many he had until the end of the book was supposed to pull my heartstrings I guess But the first chunk of book was good I would suggest putting it down three chapters before the end and walking away because he goes from being a reasonably nice if arrogant mellow guy to a tiresome human being the second he actually has a conseuence for his actions over the past twenty years Reminds me of some of my students haha