“Shocking . . . briskly and brilliantly told.” The Baltimore Sun
The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Mulitmillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
978-0-8021-3757-9 • $15.00 • Paperback • June 2001
By the early 1980s, Larry Lavin seemed to have everything going for him: he was a dentist with an Ivy League education and thriving practice, a beloved father to a young family living in one of Philadelphia’s most exclusive suburbs. But behind the façade of his successes was a dark secrethe was also controlling a cocaine empire that spread from Miami to Boston to New Mexico that was generating over $60 million in annual sales. In Doctor Dealer, journalist and best-selling author Mark Bowden tells the saga of Lavin’s rise and fall with a gripping, novelistic narrative style that has won him international acclaim.