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In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south He was twenty one, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokoloskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida s Gulf Coast Easy of disposition and eager to experience life at its richest, McBride jumped in with both feet.But this wasn t a typical fishing outfit McBride had been unwittingly recruited into a band of smugglers middlemen between a Colombian marijuana cartel and their distributors in Miami His elaborate team comprised fishermen, drivers, stock houses, security seemingly all of Chokoloskee Island was in on the operation As McBride came to accept his new role, tons upon tons of marijuana would pass through his hands.Then the federal government intervened in 1984, leaving the crew without a boss and most of its key players McBride, now a veteran smuggler, was somehow spared So when the Colombians came looking for a new middle man, they turned to him.McBride became the boss of an operation that was ultimately responsible for smuggling 30 million pounds of marijuana A self proclaimed Saltwater Cowboy, he would evade the Coast Guard for years, facing volatile Colombian drug lords and risking betrayal by romantic partners until his luck finally ran out.A tale of crime and excess, Saltwater Cowboy is the gripping memoir of one of the biggest pot smugglers in American history....

Title : Saltwater Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of a Marijuana Empire
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ISBN : 1250051282
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : St Martin s Press 1 edition April 7, 2015
Number of Pages : 272 pages
File Size : 882 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Saltwater Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of a Marijuana Empire Reviews

  • WD
    2019-02-02 07:29

    My family moved to SW Florida in the early 70's, so I'm very familiar with the locations and news events of this book. Do to the nature of the story it was necessary to include the trial and prison time of Mr McBride, I thought there could have been less stories of his time in prison, and more devoted to his interactions in Miami and Colombia. There are a few minor areas I could criticize. But overall I throughly enjoyed the read. I hope someone decides to turn it into a movie.

  • Pattyb52
    2019-02-08 01:21

    A rock 'em sock 'em story of McBride's life as a pot smuggler - we're talking super-sized loads with huge profits. Heady stuff for a small-town Wisconsin boy. An interesting tale of too much money and illegal activities as a game. Fun read!

  • CC On the Fly
    2019-02-11 00:06

    This was a good if only I can get it back from whoever currently has it.

  • Amanda Harrison
    2019-02-10 06:14

    I found this story very engaging. Loved his writing style. I really do respect a non violent lawbreaker in an odd way. Can't wait for the movie :)

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  • Amazon Customer
    2019-02-02 06:19

    Great story!!!

  • Jennifer Cerulli
    2019-02-12 04:17

    Awesome book! Very well written. I couldn't put it down. Thank you for sharing!