The Provocative Odyssey of Jack Reed: Adventurer, Drug Smuggler and Pilot Extraordinaire
ISBN10: 1939521084 ISBN13: 9781939521088 Contributors: Beeler, Maycay Publisher: Strategic Media Books Published: Mar 1 2014 Pages: 243 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Buccaneer is the stimulating, true account of the life and times of Jack Reed, an All-American boy turned drug smuggler; turned Robinson Crusoe, then infamous prison inmate. For the first time, Jack Reed discloses his extraordinary, tabooed journey as a high flying international cocaine smuggler and personal pilot for Carlos Lehder, partner to Pablo Escobar of the infamous Medellin Cartel. Reed flew drug runs for Lehder who handled transportation, while Colombian drug lord Escobar handled production and supply. Lehder's cocaine transport empire was based at Norman's Cay, an out island 210 miles off the Florida coast in the Bahamas. Having gained notoriety in the late 70s as a staging point for drug smuggling, Norman's Cay was immortalized in Blow, a 2001 motion picture starring Johnny Depp. Reed lands in court as Lehder's co-defendant in the longest running drug trial in U.S. history. A non-violent offender, Reed becomes the victim of a tragic judicial sentencing mistake. Tired of being hounded by media, Reed had denied all interviews until journalist MayCay Beeler contacted him in prison. His infamous story has never been given to any other journalist. In doing research for this book, which was a collaborative effort at the end of Reed's life, MayCay would stumble upon a piece of information that would change everything. This book is the stunning account of Reed's provocative life with a twist of fate that will make you believe in destiny.