The ringleader of one of the nation's most notorious drug
cartels is a media celebrity as he stands trial for his
crimes - unaware there's a contract out on his head...
A junkie, suspected of aiding in the rape and murder of
her own daughter, all in exchange for a fix, is despised
and ridiculed in the media...
A Senator risks his political career fighting for a bill
that would legalize all drugs, believing that the key to
winning the drug war is the elimination of
NEW YORK, June 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- These stories are presented as fiction in John Nicholas Iannuzzi's Condemned
, but the issues they represent are a daily reality in the war against drugs. Iannuzzi's ripped-from-the-headlines style comes from his experience as one of New York City's most prominent criminal attorneys. With unflinching candor, Iannuzzi exposes the rampant corruption and unscrupulous behavior at every level of the drug trade - from street junkies to DEA agents - and reveals to readers the tangled web of interdependence illegal drug trafficking creates.
"We are repeating what Franklin Roosevelt called the Stupendous Blunder of Prohibition," says Iannuzzi. "Laws that were intended to regulate and eliminate allegedly evil substances have actually created an industry of corruption and violence."