BLURBS #"Meyer and Parssinen write with exceptional clarity, covering material that has never been adequately addressed. Together, they have written a masterful account of the development of international drug trafficking and this century's long battle with it."
-- Alan Block, Pennsylvania State University
"This book makes an important contribution to the drug debate by presenting the history of the modern drug trade and the parallel law enforcement efforts in a fully textured and balanced way. It probes motives and examines structures. It follows trafficking organizations from their creation to their demise."
-- Jack A. Blum, Former Special Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
"A most original interpretation of international drug trafficking based on extensive research in Western and Asian sources. ... Highly recommended--a bold contribution to a suddenly hot field."
-- David Courtwright, University of North Florida
"Webs of Smoke is a remarkable account of twentieth-century drug trafficking and smuggling. Meyer and Parssinen have found documentation--some only recently declassified--that reveals a fascinating picture of the organizaiton, techniques, and fate of dealers in illicit drugs."
-- David Musto, Yale University