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Hotel Scarface

Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

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Hotel Scarface by Roben Farzad
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Miami, December 31, 1979. Lock your doors. Watch your backs. Raise your glasses. Miami is about to blow, in a fiery explosion of cocaine, blood, bullets, torched cars, cash, immigrants, hustlers, dopers, informants, corruption, body bags and inner tubes. In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove?s Mutiny at Sailboat Bay. Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel?s club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites. Amid the boatloads of powder and cash reigned the new kings of Miami- three waves of Cuban immigrants vying to dominate the trafficking of one of the most lucrative commodities ever known to man. But as the kilos-and bodies-began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is a portrait of a city high on excess and greed, an extraordinary work of investigative journalism offering an unprecedented view of the rise and fall of cocaine-and the Mutiny-in Miami.

Author Biography

Roben Farzad has reported everywhere from Mozambique and Botswana to the West Bank and the slums of Medellin, Colombia, to the Dominican Republic and the warn-torn Niger Delta. He spent nine years as a senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, where he covered Wall Street, international finance, Latin America and Miami. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Miami Herald, and is a regular on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, C-SPAN and the PBS NewsHour. Farzad is a graduate of Princeton University?s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and the Harvard Business School, and has lectured students and at NYU, CUNY and Columbia. Born in Iran, he was raised in Miami and now lives in Virginia with his wife and their two kids, who also enjoy reruns of Miami Vice.
Release date NZ
May 2nd, 2019
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Pages
352
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Corgi Books
ISBN-13
9780552171540
Product ID
26877242

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