Friday, September 17, 2021

Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami By: Roben Farad

 Another great book that transported me to my childhood surrounded by dopers and dealers. Although I was too young to go to the Mutiny, I do remember a lot of the people (adults) I hung out with going. 

The book is obviously about The Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove, but it talks about all the players that made the Mutiny as famous in many cases as Studio 54. A who's who of people that would frequent the Miami spot. 

Cocaine made Miami. I never really saw a problem with it as most people getting killed where the criminals themselves. Although innocent people would get sucked into it as well. However today we still have crime and the gangbangers that really don't care about anyone. Even legitimate business were thriving during that time. I remember going out to dinner at The Forge in Miami Beach and the bill would be upwards of 5k. We would go out in a squadron of 38' Cigarette racing boats. I did not own a car for over 2.5 years. I would go over to my "friend's" homes and take a Benz, Porche, Bronco, 300z, Mustangs, even a Ferrari. 

I was never "in" the business but I did enjoy the spoils. Like a strip bar where we would drop 10k. 

Great book especially if you are from Miami.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (October 17, 2017)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1592409288
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1592409280
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.05 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.25 x 1.13 x 9.31 inches

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