Author(s): Howard Marks
This is the incredible story of an unconventional life. He was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him. During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons of marijuanna, and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison at the Terre Haute Penitentiary,Indiana. He was released in April 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. Told with humour, charm and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.
"Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal" GQ "A folk legend... Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone" Daily Mail "A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness" Loaded "Racy...with plenty of globe trotting colour" Independent
Howard Marks (1945 - 2016) wrote the international bestseller Mr Nice, which describes his years as one of the world's most wanted drug barons. It has sold over a million copies worldwide and was released as a film, starring Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny and David Thewlis, in 2010. His debut crime novel about DS Catrin Price, Sympathy for the Devil, was published to great acclaim in 2011, and followed by The Score in 2013.