The Happy Dust Gang

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In Glasgow in the early 1980s, the use of cocaine was rampant and at no-holds-barred parties of the glamorous and wealthy, cocaine was the new aphrodisiac. Straight from the forests of Colombia, cocaine flooded the streets of Glasgow and was passed along the line to the cocktail set, highly paid sports stars, and yuppies desperate for kicks and thrills. Detailing the drug’s rise and the reverberations of such usage, this analysis reveals the greed, double-crosses, and legacy of such a time.


David Leslie has worked for the News of the World since 1970. Since then, he has covered scores of major stories, including the tragedies of Zeebrugge, Piper Alpha, Lockerbie and Dunblane. Since 1994, he has concentrated on crime and major investigations. He is also the author of the bestselling Crimelord: The Licensee, about the elusive multimillionaire gangster Tam McGraw.