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Sheldon Yavitz wrote this book as a cross between reality and fiction, tempered by time and perspective. The author, semi-retired now, was a criminal defense lawyer for 26 years whose career was terminated by a federal prison sentence. He writes from experience, and while put away - that gave him time - he wrote this story. Though the manuscript lingered for more than 10 years, he now shares this story with us, ripe for our time.
Though not part of the manuscript, Shelly's life is filled with stunning episodes:
* He represented serial killer "Mad Dog" Paul John Knowles and landed in jail on a contempt citation because he refused to violate his attorney-client commitment.
* He ran (though unsuccessfully) for Circuit Judge in Miami-Dade County while beginning to earn himself the label "premier drug lawyer in South Florida."
* He appeared before a U.S. Senate subcommittee chaired by Senator John F. Kerry, representing his convicted drug smuggler clients who testified about gun-running to Nicaragua for the CIA and carrying drugs on return flights. (See "Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy" aka The Kerry Report.)
Jungle Of His Choosing
A Miami criminal defense attorney is deep into drugs, money laundering, kinky sex, and murder in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Washington, DC, the Bahamas, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Venezuela, and Sint Maarten.
A tantalizing story ... A genuine page-turning suspense novel with action drifting from Miami to Colombia to Cuba to Haiti to the Bahamas ... Sheldon Yavitz etches each character with blunt detail, driven by terrific plot twists that hold the reader riveted to the spectacular story, and presents an intriguing gestalt so shockingly typical of the world of drug-trafficking and brutal sex. No one is more qualified than Yavitz to offer such an authoritative and compelling look into today's society depicting the lifestyle of Stanton Pollard, the controversial, dapper Miami criminal defense attorney, and his cohorts.
Sheldon Yavitz wrote this 740-page novel as a cross between reality and fiction, tempered by time and perspective. The author, semi-retired now, was a criminal defense lawyer for 26 years whose career was terminated by a federal prison sentence. He writes from experience, and while put away - that gave him time - he wrote this story. Though the manuscript lingered for more than 10 years, he now shares this story with us, ripe for our time.
Here's another aspect of this novel: it's a historical work depicting a period that no longer exists. During the 1980s, economic hardships and the drive to make money were catalysts for Americans to enter the ugly drug trade. The result? As depicted in the book, in the end they did not benefit - they wound up dead or in jail, and people from other lands took over. Only one, the journalist in pursuit of telling the novel's main character's story, winds up living the good life. However, think of it, he's corrupt, too. There's not a single character in this novel - all touched by the world of crime - who had a happy life.
- Publication Date:
- 1470058855 / 9781470058852
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- True Crime / Organized Crime