The Provocative Odyssey of Jack Reed, Adventurer, Drug Smuggler and Pilot ExtraordinaireWinner 2016 Hollywood Book Festival: Wild Card category;Award Winner National Silver Medalist: True Crime category 2016 IPPY BookAwards;Honored as the Award Winning Finalist in the Biography: Non Fictioncategory of the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards; and in the True Crime: Non Fictioncategory of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards.Think all associates of Pablo Escobar were violent? Then you don’t know Jack! Buccaneeris the stimulating, true account of the lifeand times of Jack Reed, an All-American boy turned drug smuggler; turned Robinson Crusoe, then prison inmate. For the first time, Jack Reed discloses his extraordinary, tabooed journey as a high flying international cocaine smuggler and personal pilot for Carlos Lehder, partner to Pablo Escobar of the Medellin Cartel. Reed flew drug runs for Lehder who handled transportation, while Colombian drug lord Escobar handled production and supply. Lehder's cocainetransport empire was based at Norman's Cay, an out island in the Bahamas. Having gained notoriety in the late 70s as a staging point for drugsmuggling, Norman's Cay was immortalized in “Blow,” a 2001 motion picture starring Johnny Depp.Reed lands in court as Lehder's co-defendant in the longest running drug trial in U.S. history. A non-violent offender, Reed becomes thevictim of a tragic judicial sentencing mistake. Tired of being hounded by media, Reed denied all interviews until pilot/journalist MayCay Beeler contacted him in prison. At that time, she had no idea she would become his coauthor and a character in his life story and twist-of-fate ending."He refused to talk to cops and press—until me. In our book, which was a collaborative work at the end of Reed's life, Reed breaks his silence about his alleged role in Pablo Escobar's Medellin Drug Cartel and his stunning punishment for refusing to snitch on best friend Lehder in the courtroom. This biography featuresshocking judicial misconduct; a historic drug trial; and the first drug lord extradited to the United States. Reed's controversial story will stun you. It has never been given to any other journalist." -MayCay Beeler.Find out why he gave it up to Beeler in this gripping multi award-winning true story. Get out your hankies—the surprise ending will make you weep and smile. You will believe in destiny. Fans of Netflix Narcos and Cocaine Cowboy movies may be surprised by this bold and honest personal account. Not what Media led us to believe.About the AuthorMayCay Beeler is an American record-breaking pilot, award-winning author and TV personality. As a veteran TV Host/Producer/Journalist, she has worked for every major U.S. Network TV affiliate in News and Entertainment for 30 years and counting. Beeler has appeared in and written thousands of broadcast TV news reports, shows, features and commercials. She has been published in dozens of magazines. Beeler is the producer of the documentary, Return to Norman’s Cay. She has appeared on the Biography Channel’s Gangsters: America’s Most Evil.