ABOUT JEFF FARRELL
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Jeff Farrell is the author of international bestseller THE COCAINE DIARIES, the true story of an Irish drug smuggler, which has been dramatised for the National Geographic Channel. Jeff’s latest work is the thriller novel BAD BLOOD. Both books revolve around the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, where Jeff has worked as a reporter for U.S. newspaper The Miami Herald. Jeff is now a freelance journalist and has reported from the frontline in the war in Ukraine.
Jeff grew up in Dublin, Ireland and has worked in jobs including as a printer and a bartender in Manhattan – all while playing guitar in heavy metal groups on the side. He aspired to be the next Eddie Van Halen but, when fame failed to beckon, he studied for an Arts degree (English and Music) and later undertook an MA in Journalism before settling into a career in the media and book writing. He enjoys beer, heavy metal and travel.
(C) Phil Wilson
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THE COCAINE DIARIES
An absolutely amazing book, very well written and brutally honest. There’s a film in this book somewhere, not just a Banged up Abroad episode. Definitely up there with Hotel K, Marching Powder, Damage Done, etc.
"Thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down. Read it over three nights. He did well to survive in that prison. Well worth reading. Well written."
"A book of profound disappointment at the treatment of humans in this world.
The story leaves you with your jaw dropping at times as it seems to be too heinous to be true.
What an absolute shower of shit of a place for people to be sent to serve out their punishment behind bars (granted they did deserve some level of punishment) but to absolutely disregard human rights to this level. Absolutely bloody disgusting!
A powerful and painful read. I'm glad Paul and most of his "gringo" buddies have managed to escape and move on with their lives."