Doubleday books has reportedly inked a deal with a former CIA agent
who claims to have smuggled drugs into the U.S. for the agency from 1974-1992.
The former agent, who has only been identified by a pseudonym, "Bob
King," says that both he and the men who used to work for him are
under threat of assassination by their former employer. King's agent, David
Vigliano, insists that the story is true, and that the author's identity
will be revealed once the book has been published and the account can be
independently verified. Movie rights to the book, titled "Spooky 8,"
have been purchased by the Hughes Brothers, directors of "Menace II
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Issue #10, 9/5/97
International News: Britain, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Amazon | Death Threats: Cartels threatening US officials? | Publishing News: Ex-CIA drug runner signs with Doubleday Books to tell all. (And of course, sells the movie rights!) | Medical Marijuana: New Mexico Board says "Tell it to the Feds" as Journey for Justice II Readies to Hit the Road | The Activist Guide: New issue of DRCNet's newsletter -- hot off the press! | Calendar Updates: Exciting event listings that have come in since our last calendar distribution | Protests in Washington! Activists from various drug policy causes take it to the front line | "A Third Way:" A group of moderates issue "Principles for a Practical Drug Policy" | Link of the Week: Kemba's Nightmare | Quote of the Week: This guy's running for sheriff? Bob Marley should've moved to Mendocino County | Editorial: Op-ed: Contrasting views on the new moderates, from the Associate and Executive Directors of DRCNet!
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