During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and owned twenty-five companies trading throughout the world.
At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons of marijuana and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drug Enforement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to 25 years in prison at the Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana. He was released in April 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. Told with humour, charm and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.What the Press Said
'Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal'GQ
'A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with slleping sickness'Loaded
'A folkk legend... Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone'Daily Mail
'Marks weaves a fascinating story spiced with brilliant detail, far stronger than fiction'FHM Magazine