From the # 1 New York Timesâ€“bestselling author of Black Hawk Down: The â€śshockingâ€ť story of the countryâ€™s unlikeliest drug kingpin (The Baltimore Sun).
By the early 1980s, Larry Lavin had everything going for him. He was a bright, charismatic young man who rose from working-class roots to become a dentist with an Ivy League education and a thriving practice, and a beloved father with a well-respected family in one of Philadelphiaâ€™s most exclusive suburbs.
But behind the faĂ§ade of his success was a dark secret: Lavin was also the mastermind behind a cocaine empire that spread from Miami to Boston to New Mexico, catering to lawyers, stockbrokers, and other professionals, and generating an annual income of $60 million for the good doctor.
Now, Mark Bowden, a â€śmaster of narrative journalismâ€ť (The New York Times Book Review) tells the harrowing saga of Lavinâ€™s rise and fall in â€śa shocking American tragedy . . . [that] shoots straight from the hipâ€ť (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
â€śAn engrossing crime story and a compelling morality tale.â€ť â€”The Arizona Republic
â€śHas all the elements of a chilling suspense thriller . . . A smoothly crafted, exciting, canâ€™t-put-it-down book.â€ť â€”The New Voice (Louisville)