What a terrible story. I wish it was only fiction, but unfortunately it is based on the truth, a truth that we knew nothing about in the days when we thought that we had a good, solid government and all policemen were good guys.
Read it, to get perspective on our history. A very disturbing perspective. As the story progressed, it was difficult to distinguish between good and bad. Good guys and baddies were mixed up in so many permutations. Details of a nauseating truth to be confronted with.
“I don’t remember everything that was happening around me at the time, but gangster life was intoxicating and irresistible. It’s difficult to describe the feeling. It’s that jungle culture, the lion syndrome, the Tarzan tag; the invincibility, the lure of living on the edge; having not just one woman but a whole brothel on your tail; the shooting irons, the fast cars and the endless supply of cocaine.”