(High Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler) PDF KINDLE Ý Brian ODea

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  • High Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler
  • Brian ODea
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 9780753512562

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read High Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler characters Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Brian ODea Brian ODea ´ 8 characters Abused as a child by his local priest Brian O'Dea a once ordinary young man became a rebel using and selling drugs for the escape and excitement they offered Soon he was operating a 100 million a year 120. I first bought this book in the Newark Airport in 2009 during a school trip overseas I saw the irony in my purchase and it made me laugh to see how people reacted to the cover while I read it over the next two weeks I remembered enjoying it then and I still enjoy it now While it doesn t scream sophistication or exuisite storytelling I relish the adventure and emotion in the writing You ve got stories Brian i just know it The Essex Serpent once Indras Net ordinary young man became a rebel using and selling drugs for the escape and excitement they Bare It All offered Soon he was A Gentleman for Dry Creek operating a 100 million a year 120. I first bought this book in the Newark Airport in 2009 during a school trip Bare It All overseas I saw the irony in my purchase and it made me laugh to see how people reacted to the cover while I read it Trail of Evidence Capitol K 9 Unit #3 over the next two weeks I remembered enjoying it then and I still enjoy it now While it doesn t scream sophistication An Elusive Victorian The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace or exuisite storytelling I relish the adventure and emotion in the writing You ve got stories Brian i just know it

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read High Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler characters Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Brian ODea Brian ODea ´ 8 characters Im Extracts of Brian's prison diary perceptive funny and alarming are interleaved with a vivid re telling of his outlaw years and the ultimate recognition of the things in his life that were worth living f. High Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler by Brian O Dea Other Press New York 2009Biography is the tale from the 1980 s of a former marijuana and cocaine importer who eventually crashed and burned Written in the tradition of the great story Snowblind A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade by Robert Sabbag it shares some of the adrenaline rush of the smuggler s lifestyle with those of us who wish that we had taken the opportunity to be later day pirates My rating 7510 finished 91412 Trail of Evidence Capitol K 9 Unit #3 of Brian's prison diary perceptive funny and alarming are interleaved with a vivid re telling An Elusive Victorian The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace of his Architecture by Birds and Insects A Natural Art outlaw years and the ultimate recognition A Bird in the House of the things in his life that were worth living f. High Confessions Beyond Carnival Male Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Brazil Worlds of Desire The Chicago Series on Sexuality Gender and Culture of an International Drug Smuggler by Brian O Dea Other Press New York 2009Biography is the tale from the 1980 s Staging Tourism Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World of a former marijuana and cocaine importer who eventually crashed and burned Written in the tradition Microsociology Discourse Emotion and Social Structure of the great story Snowblind A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade by Robert Sabbag it shares some The Last Imaginary Place A Human History of the Arctic World of the adrenaline rush Lefty of the smuggler s lifestyle with those Not Just Roommates of us who wish that we had taken the

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read High Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler characters Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Brian ODea Brian ODea ´ 8 characters Man business and had developed a terrifying cocaine addictionEventually he uit the trade and the drugs and was working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara when the authorities finally caught up with h. It s hard to know what to write about High Confessions of an International Drug SmugglerIs it compelling Yes Does O Dea write gracefully and switch easily between the chronology and the patois of prison Absolutely Does he touch on the problems of the present penal system and the injustices of the war on drugs CertainlyBut this book raises uestions than it answers And the obvious intelligence of the writer is offset by the 20 years of selfish stupidchoices he makes even as he claims to be saved and enlightenedThe book opens with a chapter about O Dea s Newfoundland childhood and the molestation he suffered at the hands of an unnamed Catholic brother It ends with the same brother attending O Dea s mother s funeral The assumption is that all the horrible things between happened because of this abuseReally Because I know a number of people who were molested as children and they didn t grow up to sell untold millions of dollars worth of drugs ruining or possibly ending countless livesO Dea lays claim to success as a mover and shaker in the drug world arranging deals hiring and even piloting boats in the Carribean He spends time in Bogota He meets and seduces exotic women He even marries three of them He accepts Jesus as his personal savior and continues in the drug trade He fathers two children He does a lot of drugs He blows a lot of money He goes to rehab a couple of times He has a heart attack around his 40th birthdayThis narrative is interspersed with chapters set in federal prison where O Dea eventually ends up He chronicles the tedium and danger and injustice of The System He does so in an educated voice one that obviously had some opportunities that his fellow prisoners did not While he explores the many hypocracies of the justice system and the so called war on drugs O Dea never once acknowledges the true harm including the harm to himself and his loved ones he inflicted by being a large scale drug importer Apparently because the drug laws are archaic and expensive O Dea feels exonerated I truly could not tell at the end of this book whether he feels he did anything wrong everI give High 3 stars for style as it is well written All told though I couldn t really like this book because I couldn t like the person writing it