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by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick,Peter Abrahams

eBook Turning the Tide: One Man Against the Medellin Cartel download ISBN: 0525249982
Author: Sidney D. Kirkpatrick,Peter Abrahams
Publisher: Dutton (June 1, 1991)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1936 kb
Fb2: 1555 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: True Crime

Turning the Tide book. This film project, based on the true story of marine scientist Richard Novak’s one man war against Medellin drug lord Carlos Lehder, was optioned for actor Harrison Ford by Cinergi Films.

Turning the Tide book. Later retitled Turning The Tide, and co-written with author Peter Abrahams, it was published by Dutton in 1991 and excerpted by Readers Digest in 1992.

by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick (Author) . American professor Richard Novak, an unlikely and unlikable hero studying hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas, confronts and helps capture Carlos Lehder of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel. Kirkpatrick (Author), Peter Abrahams (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Peter Abrahams (Author).

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Sidney Kirkpatrick is an award-winning filmmaker and international best-selling author. His critically acclaimed non-fiction books include A CAST OF KILLERS, TURNING THE TIDE, LORDS OF SIPAN, EDGAR CAYCE: AN AMERICAN PROPHET, and THE REVENGE OF THOMAS EAKINS. His documentary film, MY FATHER THE PRESIDENT, about Theodore Roosevelt as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Ethel Roosevelt Derby, was a winner at the American Film Festival. HBO, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the A & E Television Networks have all featured his work.

Turning the Tide: One Man Against the Medellin Cartel. He plays squash, collects grave rubbings, and rings church bells. Kirkpatrick. Man, I couldn't put it down, what a good read! Plus truly a fascinating story, and what makes it even better, is that it's a true story. I've become a big fan of this writer. But this once is certainly riveting. Norman's Cay: A Dr. No Man's Land! Published by Thriftbooks.

TURNING THE TIDE: ONE MAN AGAINST THE MEDELLIN CARTEL (with Sidney Kirkpatrick). Published by Ballantine Books.

Sidney D. Kirkpatrick (born 1955) is an award winning documentary film maker and a bestselling historical author. He grew up in Stony Brook, Long Island and attended Kent School, Connecticut, Hampshire College, Massachusetts and New York University. "Lords of Sipan" (pub.

Peter Abrahams; Sidney D Kirkpatrick. Book Format: Choose an option. Norman's Cay, island paradise of the Bahamas, that, thanks to Carlos Lehder, became the nerve center of the Medellin Cartel, complete with gun towers and a DC-3 landing strip. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Turning the Tide : One Man Against the Medellin Cartel. Here is the amazing true story of how Richard Novak helped bring Lehder to his downfall-armed only with . 57 Magnum, his underwater sabotage skills, and the lone courage of his convictions.

A suspenseful account of the college professor who brought down a Colombian drug lord reveals how one man armed with a .357 Magnum took a very big bite out of crime. By the author of A Cast of Killers. Original. K.
Comments: (7)
I am aware of the movie Blow and Carlos Lehder Rivas, the connection to Colombia and cocaine as well as the story of his island which is featured in this book and in the movie. But this is so unbelievable with a college professor refusing to leave in ultimate danger and time and again returning? I found this book boring at times and quite unbelievable and many times with more detail than needed to effectively move the story. If this is true and not exaggerated it's a stunning retelling. But I literally had to reread the summation as I felt I had wandered in to a novel. But boring.
Naive and lacking common sense. These are the best descriptors of Dick Novak, the protagonist of this story. Novak's poor decision making in this supposedly true story try the reader's patience time and time again, and make it read like a made-for-TV movie. It is hard to believe that any real person would fail to grasp that he was on an island with drug smugglers for as long a time as this guy did, or fail to realize the ramifications of that fact.It reminded me of the GEICO parody of horror films in which the victims continue to make bad decisions -like forgoing driving away from danger in favor of "hiding behind the chains saws." Don't expect any depth in this low-grade action thriller and you won't be disappointed.
Wonderful book! Fascinating story as well. I had to keep reminding myself that this was a true story and not a fictional thriller. I think that is a comment on how well paced, well structured and well written the story is. With true stories, no matter how exciting the tale, they can sometimes end up being a little dry to read. Not so with this book. It's a page turner from beginning to end. (Note to Hollywood studios, producers etc. This would make an AMAZING movie.)
I couldn't put this book down. I bought it because I will be spending some time in the Exumas. I knew a little about the drug running that took place, but this book filled in the gaps. The characters of Dick Novak, a college professor obsessed with hammerhead sharks and justice, and Carlos Lehder, the charismatic and brilliant leader of a cocaine dynasty, were fascinating. It is a page turner, full of action, and true. Reading more about what happened after the book was published at the end of the Kindle version was very interesting as well.
I agree with the review that finds difficulty with the central character who keeps returning to Norman's Cay island despite numerous death threats from the guards on the island.

I also can't believe the infamous drug kingpin Carlos Lehder allowed him to return. The book is a strange mixture of fact and fiction. It has photos taken on the island which make it seem that it is journalism that has novelist accounts of all sorts of absurd escapes that I just don't believe every happened.

The writing is mediocre fast paced action writing, with gun battles and plane crashes and it does get a bit boring at times and always beyond belief. I don't regret reading it because anything about Carlos Lehder and Norman's Cay is interesting but I don't quite believe much of it. The central characters is either a complete idiot or just a plot device to keep the story moving.
I've been to Norman's cay and explored the island and the Volcano house. It's very interesting and the book fills in some of the story but I question it's accuracy. I feel there is some embellishment of the story that doesn't make sense. The gun battle at the end is hard to believe and the repeated return trips to the island by Novac even after they tried to kill him? Just hard to believe. Novac seems like a jerk in my opinion and not that smart. I was last there in July of this year 2012. The island seems deserted except for a couple who we met with an airplane hanger at the end of the runway and a big new house on the pond with some activity. I spoke about the book and was told by the locals the whole Hammerhead shark mating in the pond story is false (which is a big parts of the books story line why Novac went there. I have been looking for more information about the island and its history but haven't found much. It is apparent from the many buildings in ruins throughout the island that it was a very busy place. The book is worth reading, I just wish it wasn't half fiction.
What an incredible story. Unbelievable really that this could happen and that the police finally came to grips. It a beautiful place now.
I learned a brief part of the story on a one hour show on television about Carlos. The author was interviewed on the show. I am so glad I took the time to read the book on this interesting topic. One man fought, foolishly, a major drug bad guy. Great story.