"The greatest criminal conspiracy and the "Merchants of Death" who plan it"
FOUR SQUARE BOOKS 1145
FIRST FOUR SQUARE EDITION1964
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY FREDERICK MULLER 1960
From the top-secret files of the counter-narcotics secret service. From personal accounts of those who wage the nonstop cloak and dagger fight against the "ring". Charles Wighton has uncovered the story of the crime which uses all the weapons in the underworld to keep its secrets. Murders, bribery, corruption in high places - the powerful dope ring uses no half-measures. "Sami" el Khoury of Beirut; Luciano, the ageing boss of teh Italian Mafia; "Gino" Messina with his London tie-up; Mondoloni, the Corsican chieftain who held up and robbed the Begum Aga Khan; and the multi-millionaire Vito Genovese, "President of the American Crime Corporation", imprisoned for 15 years for dope trafficking. All these men are the "Merchants of Death" and their network extends over the whole world. Only one question still remains...the key question..."Who is the Boss?" Is he in America, the Middle East, France, Switzerland or...England?