Tucson, AZ: Harbinger House, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Octavo. 210 pp. Red boards with black cloth spine, title in silver gilt to spine. Introduction by Charles Bowden. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs by David Burckhalter. Signed by Charles Bowden on the title page. An account by Art Strong, former undercover narcotics agent, of the Tucson border drug trade. New / New. Item #41246
Although Charles Bowden is credited with writing the Foreword, this book was actually also partially ghostwritten by Bowden as well. From the foreword- "This is not a government study, outlining The Problem and then ticking off the masterplan that will solve it to the tune of a couple of billion dollars...Here for once, you'll hear the accounts of the people in the life--not talking to their parole officers, but just talking. They're talking about how to cut a deal in Miami. How to kill. What it is like to be tortured. What all that money can buy. Why people go into the life, and why almost no one ever gets out, alive."