One of my oddest experiences was in learning/verifying that the CIA was heavily involved in cocaine smuggling during Jerry's cocaine days. He was approached a few times to work for them, for vast sums of money as well as immunity, and actually had a CIA operative as one of his closest associates and friends---though Jerry wasn't aware of his employer at the time. The man helped Jerry purchase an airport to land his planes from Colombia. As it turned out, the airport was a base for the CIA. Today, the man's son is an official at this airport. I talked with him and----well, you'll have to read the book.