It tells the true story of legendary cocaine smuggler, Zachary Swan, whose exploits and scams in the sixties and seventies baffled police and customs officials alike. Robert Sabbag's riveting account of Swan's brief career provides a compulsive insight into the cocaine underworld in which all the double-dealing, crazy characters and paranoia are captured brilliantly. The combination of Sabbag's sandpaper dry wit and meticulous research, with Swan's roller-coaster ride lifestyle, have made Snowblind a book of enduring appeal.
Robert Sabbag is the best-selling author of the definitive book on the U.S. marshals, Too Tough to Die and the forthcoming Smokescreen. His journalism appears in numerous magazines, among them Rolling Stone, to which he is a regular contributor. Witness Protection, based on his New York Times Magazine cover story, The Invisible Family, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture.