HEAVY ALLIES by Wayne Grogan
A brush of fiction inside a frame of fact paints a disturbing picture of the heroin plague the United States inflicted on Australia, its closest ally, in the 1970s.
It happened via the Nugan Hand merchant bank, a CIA front set up in Sydney. This masterful novel plots a chessboard of criminality with two grandmasters: mystery man Michael Hand, the Green Beret and CIA operative; and silky-smooth Bernie Houghton, the wheeler-dealer from Texas who was also in the CIA loop.
Heavy Allies is now being developed into a screenplay for a movie.