By Jon Roberts
The precise tale of super-criminal Jon Roberts, big name of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys.
American Desperado is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first homicide on the age of 7, turning into a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to manhattan to become--at age 22--one of the city’s best nightclub impresarios, then travelling to Miami the place in a couple of brief years he could upward push to develop into the Medellin Cartel’s preferable smuggler.
But that’s simply half the tale.
The roster of Roberts’ associates and associates reads like a Who’s Who of the latter half the 20 th century and contains all people from Jimi Hendrix, Richard Pryor, and O.J. Simpson to Carlo Gambino, Meyer Lansky, and Manuel Noriega.
Nothing if now not colourful, Roberts surrounded himself with attractive ladies, drove his souped-up road vehicle at a best velocity of one hundred eighty miles in step with hour, shared his mattress with a 200-pound cougar, and hired a 6”6” expert wrestler referred to as “The factor” as his bodyguard. finally, Roberts turned so strong that he attracted the eye of the Republican Party’s management, was once wooed via them, or even used to be co-opted through the CIA for which he performed its mystery agenda.
Scrupulously documented and relentlessly propulsive, this collaboration among a bloodhound journalist and some of the most audacious criminals ever is like no different crime ebook you’ve ever learn.
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Jon curses. It’s the neighbor’s cat, whom Shooter has eaten and vomited up. “What a shame,” Jon says, delicately scooping pieces of cat into a trash can. ” Shooter has also killed two dogs on the block, a pit bull and a chow. Recently, he chased a Haitian gardener into a tree for whistling at Noemi. At sunset, when Jon and Noemi take Shooter for a walk, neighbors greet them with frozen smiles and retreat behind their doors. “Unfortunately, if a dog challenges Shooter, he will kill him. It’s his nature,” Jon says.
Noemi is responsible for setting it. She is an energetic presence, thirty years younger than he. Noemi is African on her father’s side and Hungarian on her mother’s. She and Jon met shortly after she arrived in America, when she was training in a Miami park for a triathlon. There is an athletic bounce to her movements, and she speaks in an exuberant, bubbling accent—not always easily understood. She pulls me aside before my first dinner in the house and says, “I adore Jon. But the day I met him, he touched me and my body went numb, because his energy is black.
The best crime book since Wiseguy. Puts you in the middle of a world where it’s wonderful to be a tourist, terrible to be a resident. I am filled with nothing but admiration and envy for Evan Wright. If I thought I could get away with it, I would off Mr. Wright and present the book as my own. ” —RICH COHEN, New York Times bestselling coauthor of When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead and author of Tough Jews “American Desperado is the kind of book crime novelists envy, because it is not only stranger but so much better than fiction.