D.C. political columnist John McCaslinÖs account of a law-abiding citizen turned swashbuckling Caribbean Robin Hood is an unbelievable, entertaining " and true " story of crime, high jinx on the high seas.
It was on a secluded cay in the Bahamas one otherwise ordinary morning that Jimmy Moree went for his usual jog on the beach"one that changed his life forever. After all, how many people stumble upon several million dollars while exercising? Soon, millions more would fall into his lap. And with every million, Jimmy spins an amazing yarn, each more incredible than the last"like when he tried to poison a mean neighbor with a deadly barracuda; how ungodly deception caused him to steal the holy garments and identity of his Catholic school priest and principal; why several thousand pounds of particularly potent marijuana came to be stored in the crawl space of a church during its Easter services; his extreme generosity shown to the poor farmers and fishermen who helped care for his ailing mother; and his unlikely view as of one of the world’s biggest drug smugglers from his pew at the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
"I’m delightedto seethat John McCaslin has climbed out of hispolitical trench in Washington long enough to set sail on thisastonishing journey throughthe precarious Caribbean reefs, and beyond.Somehow,in typical McCaslinfashion, he manages to bringhis readersback tothenation’s capitalin achapter thatwill certainly haveofficial tongues wagging in Washington." -- Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and formerco-host of NBC’s Today
"This story is so compelling . . .John McCaslin has put it all together in a way that simply made me want to just keepon reading. Wow." --Wolf Blitzer,anchor and host of the CNN newscast The Situation Room
"For years everybodyin Washington has turned to John McCaslin’sInside The Beltway column for the inside skinny onwhat isgoing on in our nation’s capital. Now, in Weed Man: The Remarkable Journey of Jimmy Divine,McCaslinbrings his exceptional reportorial talent to bear in a fascinating expose of the drug trade." --G. Gordon Liddy,Watergate figure and nationally-syndicated radiohost
"McCaslinwasa 20-somethingWhite House correspondent covering my dad, Ronald Reagan, when I first read his unique musings. Maybe I’m notsurprised, given thecast ofcharacters and shenanigans he calls attention toevery day in his Inside the Beltway column,thathe’s now somehowmadehis way toa distanttropical island and uncovered the colorful if nothilariousescapades ofdrug traffickerJimmy Divine." --Michael Reagan, presidential son and nationally syndicated radiohost
"This reads like a bestseller.It’s about time we hearfrom a genuinepotsmuggler ofJimmy Divine’s caliber who opens our eyes to thehigh times and high jinks on the high seas." --Tommy Chong,comedian and actor ofCheech ; Chongfame
£Proof positive that the extras in James Bond movies are far more interesting than the films, the story of Harbour IslandÖs Jimmy Divine is so colorful it is hard to believe — or put down. Told in a breezy, witty style, McCaslinÖs book captures moments in relatively recent Caribbean history when it was again possible to make a fortune by the ability to steer a boat stealthily through dangerous seas. --Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, Guests of the Ayatollah and Killing Pablo
"Facts are easy. Anyone can find facts for a story. What McCaslin always finds is heart." --Brad Meltzer,author ofNew York Times best-selling mystery/suspense novels The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate, The Book of Lies