Memory Lane can be a dangerous place.

The gold bracelet on my wrist read "Live Before You Die" and I was breaking all the rules. My outlaw life was filled with drugs, sex and rock’n’roll. Then without warning, I crossed the Mafia and met the Devil. Against all odds, I survived to tell the tale. 
-- Cadillac Dave

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Who is Cadillac Dave?

He went from a newly turned-on college hippie just looking to get high and get laid to an escaped fugitive desperado and drug kingpin. As his life in the fast lane picked up pace, Dave raced through a series of sleek cars, beautiful women and potentially deadly encounters with some of the most dangerous men in the Western Hemisphere. He moved into a brutal world of deception, danger and death, very different from the peace, love and brotherhood he initially envisioned.


This true-life American saga gives an unvarnished view inside the youth counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, from dropout beatnik poets and peace-child folk singers to the hardcore SDS student radicals driving the antiwar movement, and then moving on to fugitive marijuana smuggling on the Mexican border and high-level cocaine dealing in Miami and Atlanta... with stops along the way in mansions, brothels, prisons and psychiatric hospitals.


This was his life. This is his true story. Some names have been changed to protect the innocent -- and the guilty. But the names of the many famous and/or notorious personalities who touched Dave’s life along the way have been left unchanged.

 

DISCLAIMER: This controversial narrative is not for the faint of heart. It contains frank depictions of sex, drugs and violence. Those offended by confronting such human reality should not read this book.