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REVIEW ¶ Hotel Scarface To the hotel’s club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos hit men and gunrunners all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites Amid the boatloads of powder and cash reigned the new kings of Miami three waves of Cuban immigrants vying to dominate the trafficking of one of the most lucrative commodities ever know. You might get a contact high reading this book It s very fast paced written in vignettes than a sweeping narrative It s jam packed with interesting characters many of them high or murderous oftentimes both The cast of characters includes cocaine kingpins international assassins CIA trained bombers an evangelical turned lipstick lesbian chauffeur to coke lords arms dealers the infamous merchant of death a serial killer and voodoo worshipper pirates a blinged out chimp and his human that inspired an Al Pacino classicThe author did a decent job of setting the scene but it felt like being told anecdotes at a cocktail party In the end I thought the book had tons of interesting information but no glue One central character would have provided that the one that is said to have inspired Tony Montana would have been great I mean a 1970s cocaine kingpin turned wildlife activist that inspired a cult classic and one of the most enigmatic protagonists in film history a missed opportunity if there ever was one Back in the day he had a compound with jungle cats and snakes and tarantulas and other creatures His life story would have made this story better It would have been the anchor that could have made this a sweeping narrative instead of a lunchbox of interesting tidbitsThe only real protagonist in this tale was Miami s Mutiny Hotel The hotel was like Disneyland for the rich and famous Everybody that was anybody made a cameo it seemed Movie stars rock stars television stars ironically the pastel clad Miami Vice stars sports icons politicians and drug lords all mingled at the Mutiny Of course law enforcement was there as well If you aren t familiar with yesteryears icons do yourself a favor and Google them as you go The name dropping in this book includes US presidents former First Ladies and other world leaders At one point Cuban exiles turned drug kingpins are let off the hook by a judge while future Bill Clinton US attorney general Janet Reno promises to get them When Ronald Reagan ran for POTUS with George Bush as his running mate two of Bush s sons hung at the Mutiny One of them was Jeb future Florida governor who had just moved to Miami from Houston and was working with prominent exile millionaires who kept tables at the hotel s clubOne of the myriad of characters the author introduces us to was the godmother of cocaine the female Pablo Escobar From Medellin Columbia she was killing the competition Literally She knew every line of The Godfather by heart and even named her son Michael Corleone Her syndicate was selling about 90 million wholesale cocaine a month to Miami She got her start as a pickpocket and prostitute in Medellin often just killing anyone she didn t want to pay or that gave her a bad glance Or ex lovers She infamously machine gunned her ex husband and his bodyguards She had an undergarment factory in Medellin that specialized in making bras and corsets with special compartments for female smugglers So many colorful characters like this are in this book But mostly it left me wanting to know About half way through the book I was wondering when the guy that was the main inspiration for Scarface s protagonist was going to make an appearance Mario Tabraue isn t even listed under the cast of characters though his bling clad chimp is A photo of Tabraue is included in the book supplied by Tabraue but not much else is attributed to him or about him in the book It seemed odd The only thing I can figure is he must have been a major off the record or background source for the author It s the only thing that explains why he barely gets a mention especially considering what a colorful character he was The author doesn t even mention if he did jail time he did if he ever got out he did or if he s even still alive he is Highly suspect Tabraue must have corroborated and supplied valuable intelligence in exchange for not being written about There is no other legitimate explanation for it How did the inspiration for Tony Montana not only make it out alive but end up having a normal sort of and productive life in the end The author missed the boat on this countMy initial impression of this story was that it was a companion piece to a book I read on Cuba Havana Nocturne when the mob and US government were in bed with Batista it was a much better read Once Castro kicked them US and mobsters out of bed Hotel Scarface was inevitable as Cuban exiles made their way to Miami with cocaine pre revolution Cuba had the world s highest per capita of cocaine use The irony was that exiles were just killing time in Miami waiting to return to a free Cuba The irony deepens when you consider that the US government being so tight with Batista had something to do with Castro s revolution I mean the US government was just as criminal as the mob when it came to Cuba pre revolution The US government was criminal on behalf of US corporate interests pre revolution and then really angry on their behalf afterward The irony that the US government ended up using Cuban exiles to run cocaine and arms while Nancy Reagan told America s youth to just say no is irony suared The description of the struggle to shoot the Oliver Stone film Scarface in Miami in the early 1980s was humorous In the end they shot it mostly in Los Angeles because things got a little dicey Cuban exiles and drug runners and dealers didn t want the attention of the movie so threats were made It got ugly It probably came down to insurance rates being too high as well as the intensity of the security detail that would have reuired a policeman sitting by your bed with an uziI had no idea what part the Scarface movie played into things Someone should do a movie about the making of that movie and the aftermath The movie when it came out in 1983 wasn t exactly a hit and was actually criticized as a lousy Godfather knockoff It took years before it had cult like status Those that were there in real life thought the film was pretty accurate Almost everyone claimed Tony Montana was based on them After the movie the Mutiny was filled with Tony Montana clones looking for their 15 minutes Even Pablo Escobar a wanted man in his country and ours made his way to the Mutiny as Bush future POTUS 41 was down the street at another hotel Many things struck me as small world department including one character s father in law that had been recruited to break into the Watergate Hotel About the last third of the book was about the Iran Contra affair and how it was a big part of the cocaine smuggling side of things It makes one wonder if smugglers hadn t been busted if we would ever have found out about Iran ContraThe most interesting part of the smuggling operation was that different drug lords hired the same crews One smuggler Coca Cola explained the Mutiny was the clearinghouse for those gigs sort of like how people hire workers outside of Home Depot It was announced last year that the Coen brothers plan to do a remake of Scarface but this time it will be a Mexican immigrant I think they are missing the boat on including the real story here that is the movie they should make Though I think the original tale was a remake of something but also inspired by original eventsIf you want to know about this time this is an excellent source If you are looking for a great read this might not be your cup of tea though it wasn t a bad read just not great Monophobia 1 jam packed with interesting characters many of them high or murderous oftentimes both The cast of characters includes cocaine kingpins international assassins CIA trained bombers an evangelical turned lipstick lesbian chauffeur to coke lords arms dealers the infamous merchant of death a serial killer and voodoo worshipper pirates a blinged out chimp and his human that inspired an Al Pacino classicThe author did a decent The Passionate Lover job of setting the scene but it felt like being told anecdotes at a cocktail party In the end I thought the book had tons of interesting information but no glue One central character would have provided that the one that is said to have inspired Tony Montana would have been great I mean a 1970s cocaine kingpin turned wildlife activist that inspired a cult classic and one of the most enigmatic protagonists in film history a missed opportunity if there ever was one Back in the day he had a compound with Nouns Verbs jungle cats and snakes and tarantulas and other creatures His life story would have made this story better It would have been the anchor that could have made this a sweeping narrative instead of a lunchbox of interesting tidbitsThe only real protagonist in this tale was Miami s Mutiny Hotel The hotel was like Disneyland for the rich and famous Everybody that was anybody made a cameo it seemed Movie stars rock stars television stars ironically the pastel clad Miami Vice stars sports icons politicians and drug lords all mingled at the Mutiny Of course law enforcement was there as well If you aren t familiar with yesteryears icons do yourself a favor and Google them as you go The name dropping in this book includes US presidents former First Ladies and other world leaders At one point Cuban exiles turned drug kingpins are let off the hook by a Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 judge while future Bill Clinton US attorney general Janet Reno promises to get them When Ronald Reagan ran for POTUS with George Bush as his running mate two of Bush s sons hung at the Mutiny One of them was Jeb future Florida governor who had Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 just moved to Miami from Houston and was working with prominent exile millionaires who kept tables at the hotel s clubOne of the myriad of characters the author introduces us to was the godmother of cocaine the female Pablo Escobar From Medellin Columbia she was killing the competition Literally She knew every line of The Godfather by heart and even named her son Michael Corleone Her syndicate was selling about 90 million wholesale cocaine a month to Miami She got her start as a pickpocket and prostitute in Medellin often Someday Jennifer just killing anyone she didn t want to pay or that gave her a bad glance Or ex lovers She infamously machine gunned her ex husband and his bodyguards She had an undergarment factory in Medellin that specialized in making bras and corsets with special compartments for female smugglers So many colorful characters like this are in this book But mostly it left me wanting to know About half way through the book I was wondering when the guy that was the main inspiration for Scarface s protagonist was going to make an appearance Mario Tabraue isn t even listed under the cast of characters though his bling clad chimp is A photo of Tabraue is included in the book supplied by Tabraue but not much else is attributed to him or about him in the book It seemed odd The only thing I can figure is he must have been a major off the record or background source for the author It s the only thing that explains why he barely gets a mention especially considering what a colorful character he was The author doesn t even mention if he did Friend Fling Forever? just killing time in Miami waiting to return to a free Cuba The irony deepens when you consider that the US government being so tight with Batista had something to do with Castro s revolution I mean the US government was Harleuin Medical Romance March 2019 Box Set 1 of 2 just as criminal as the mob when it came to Cuba pre revolution The US government was criminal on behalf of US corporate interests pre revolution and then really angry on their behalf afterward The irony that the US government ended up using Cuban exiles to run cocaine and arms while Nancy Reagan told America s youth to The Widow Next Door: The most chilling of new crime thriller books that you will read in 2018 just say no is irony suared The description of the struggle to shoot the Oliver Stone film Scarface in Miami in the early 1980s was humorous In the end they shot it mostly in Los Angeles because things got a little dicey Cuban exiles and drug runners and dealers didn t want the attention of the movie so threats were made It got ugly It probably came down to insurance rates being too high as well as the intensity of the security detail that would have reuired a policeman sitting by your bed with an uziI had no idea what part the Scarface movie played into things Someone should do a movie about the making of that movie and the aftermath The movie when it came out in 1983 wasn t exactly a hit and was actually criticized as a lousy Godfather knockoff It took years before it had cult like status Those that were there in real life thought the film was pretty accurate Almost everyone claimed Tony Montana was based on them After the movie the Mutiny was filled with Tony Montana clones looking for their 15 minutes Even Pablo Escobar a wanted man in his country and ours made his way to the Mutiny as Bush future POTUS 41 was down the street at another hotel Many things struck me as small world department including one character s father in law that had been recruited to break into the Watergate Hotel About the last third of the book was about the Iran Contra affair and how it was a big part of the cocaine smuggling side of things It makes one wonder if smugglers hadn t been busted if we would ever have found out about Iran ContraThe most interesting part of the smuggling operation was that different drug lords hired the same crews One smuggler Coca Cola explained the Mutiny was the clearinghouse for those gigs sort of like how people hire workers outside of Home Depot It was announced last year that the Coen brothers plan to do a remake of Scarface but this time it will be a Mexican immigrant I think they are missing the boat on including the real story here that is the movie they should make Though I think the original tale was a remake of something but also inspired by original eventsIf you want to know about this time this is an excellent source If you are looking for a great read this might not be your cup of tea though it wasn t a bad read Perkins Mid Grade Novel #5 just not great

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REVIEW ¶ Hotel Scarface The wild true story of the Mutiny the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday and an inspiration for the blockbuster film ScarfaceIn the seventies coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove’s Mutiny at Sailboat Bay Hollywood royalty rock stars and models flocked. Hotel Scarface Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami by Roben Farzad is a 2017 Berkley publicationMiami Vice Al Pacino s Scarface Miami in the 1980s was all that and You ll have to keep reminding yourself that this is no work of fiction While the entire country suffered an economic downturn Miami was hustling and bustling its economy bursting at the seams solidifying its sexiest city reputation all thanks to that high priced highly addictive white powder Cocaine At the center of all the excitement sat the Mutiny Hotel situated on Bayshore drive The hotel and club was Miami s version of Casablanca with Burton Goldberg at the helm This was the gathering spot for the Miami Dolphins football players rock stars party girls drug smugglers and dealers and cops alike Business was conducted at all hours of the day and night The Cocaine the money the Dom all flowed like water through the Mutiny in its heyday The city was a war zone with the highest murder rate in the nation and the cops and judges were in the pockets of the drug lords many of whom were household names right alongside the celebrity clientele at the Mutiny People from all walks of life small time earners and lower income Cuban immigrants were suddenly flush with unimaginable amounts of cash expensive cars and all the rest It was a crazy time and Mutiny Hotel became THE place to meet and do business for the notorious Cocaine Cowboys The book replays the drama that took place inside the storied walls of the Mutiny featuring a large cast of characters some of whom will sound very familiar while others were mostly famous inside the confines of the drug industry To help keep it all sorted the author graciously provides a list of the major players the book is centered around I was not surprised by the number of celebrities that partied there and while a few of the names mentioned will shock you most of them won t Some may be moderately shaken by how many local athletes were participants but you really shouldn t be A few notorious regulars were Rick James members of the classic rock group The Eagles and few politicians popped in and out as well maybe a famous Kennedy and of course some cast members from the wildly popular television show Miami Vice One notorious dealer even landed a couple of guest spots on the show for providing the crew with trustworthy cocaine While the stage is set to look like everyone was having a good time partying drinking Dom visiting the fantasy suites there was a lot going on than meets the eye The Cuban immigrant issues that settled into the city in the 1980 s and the political climate with Cuba in general roiled just as intensely as it did two decades prior While the events that were transpiring in Miami may have helped inspire the Al Pacino movie Scarface the movie was mostly shot outside of Miami and the author will explain those details but it mainly had to do with the fear of how Cubans would be portrayed in the film Still many thought they recognized themselves or others they knew in the film and weren t particularly offended by it It s crazy to think back on it all now Everything detailed in this book would have made for great television and movies which it did but it was very real very scary and a very dark piece of Miami s history It was a dangerous situation shocking to the core as Americans watched it all play out in real time but now with the benefit of hindsight it seems even insane and hard to believe This book makes an excellent companion piece to the documentary Cocaine Cowboys the producers of the documentary even provided the prologue for this book if you have seen it If not I highly recommend watching it and reading this book in no particular order because both will provide incredible look back at this part of America s history Miami s in particular FYI the documentary is available with Neflix streaming Overall this book focuses primarily on the Mutiny Hotel and the goings on connected to it but also delves into the city s history political climate Cuba Columbia and the drug smuggling superstars and how it all came crashing down The author did a great job of organizing the material and helping to put names with faces so to speak and tells this riveting true crime saga in such a way you feel like you are seeing these events unfold in front of your very eyes Even if you remember hearing all about Miami s drug trade on the news ad nauseam in the eighties you didn t get this inside version of events believe me You will feel the reverberations get caught up in a bit of nostalgia shake your head at the name dropping and gasp in horror at the ruthless double crosses and killings I can almost hear Jan Hammer s Miami Vice theme song in my head as we speak This is an excellent true crime drama which will appeal to those of a certain age but I highly recommend it for younger readers too who will get a bit of unexpected history behind the sexiest city in America You will never look at the Miami skyline the same way again

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REVIEW ¶ Hotel Scarface N to man But as the kilos and bodies began to pile up the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement Based on exclusive interviews and never before seen documents Hotel Scarface is a portrait of a city high on excess and greed an extraordinary work of investigative journalism offering an unprecedented view of the rise and fall of cocaine and the Mutiny in Miami. First I have to say I thought this book was going to be fiction I had no idea that this was a true story account of the late 70 s and early 80 s in Coconut Grove Florida I didn t understand before I started reading that The Mutiny was a real place and that the characters in the book were real people sellingdoing drugs and living large during the early days of cocaine being imported into the USWay before Pablo Escobar stepped onto the seen in Miami there was a group of Cuban immigrants who imported and sold cocaine They could be found any night of the week at the exclusive Mutiny Club They did drugs partied with prostitutes and threatened to kill each other The story is told by waitresses clients drug dealers and cops who all hung out together at the MutinyGomez was still convinced the Monkey would blow him away with a flick of his wrist He imagined his head in a puddle of blood But Morales rapidly tucked his semiautomatic back into his pants His rival bolted but Gomez didn t put away his revolver Get the fuck out of here Ricky he yelled to Morales panting almost hyperventilating Try If you even try to fucking come back You know who you talking to shot back Morales snarling Do You Know He pulled back his coat to reveal a giant grenade on his belt It was practically the size of a Florida avocado The Monkey flashed a deranged grin and took his time walking out the front of the MutinySoon most of Miami Florida and the east coast knew what cocaine was and they were all doing it With such a huge demand there was room for lots of drug lords and they all chose to spend their free time in The Mutiny Eating drinking doing drugs and plotting against each otherThey were Miami s ruling drug lords With bullets flying everywhere there at all hours of the day the town was increasingly being called Dodge City And so these guys were it s cocaine cowboys the Latin masterminds of the era s go go wonder drug yeyo perch toot snow white pony Cocaine And The Mutiny was their favorite saloonThe drugs were sold and the cocaine was used the paranoid the drug lords began to get Soon they were all thinking about killing each other and being killed They jockeyed for position as the reigning drug king It didn t help when the movie Scarface was based on them and The Mutiny They all thought they were the lead character and vied for roles in the movie It was a crazy time said Mollie I knew Rudy and Carlene as friends Then all of a sudden you had to pick sides You never knew if they d open fire in the club Things felt like they were just coming to a head between them The era of decadence went on for years before law enforcement stepped in and began turning drug kings their families and body guards into informants Soon they were all ratting on each other and getting arrested By the early 80 s a lot of The Mutiny s regulars were in jail Some of them even togetherAs The Mutiny lost it s high rollers it began to go down hill Soon the place was in disrepair Finally they had to file for bankruptcy and the federal government seized the property It was a sad ending for a place that saw Friday night net profits of 60000 at one time Hotel Scarface is a history lesson of how cocaine became popular in the US It tells the story of a height of glory for the men who brought it here the club they hung out in and then the demise of their way of life The first half of this book was excellent I could have done without some of the details in the middle but was glad I continued to read so I got to see how the story ended It was crazy to think about how easy it was to bring cocaine into the US during that time


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    PDF READ Hotel Scarface Roben Farzad ½ 1 REVIEW Ultimately there was far too much about the trials at the end for my liking but this is definitely one of those the truth is stranger than fiction type books The Cocaine Cowboys documentary is a good follow up if you find this topic interesting It's BRUTAL though just to warn youI talk about the soundtrack that was playing in my head the whole time I was reading this book over on my blog Olive the Books

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    PDF READ Hotel Scarface Derek contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading friendsHOTEL SCARFACE BY ROBEN FARZAD BOOK REVIEWHotel Scarface gives readers a detailed history of the cocaine market in Miami In an entertaining fashion Farzad educates readers on the many ways the cocaine trade contributes to the overall economy in MiamiMUTINY – THE RISE FALL OF THE HOTELThis brings us to the hotel the

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