"The Mick" is an Irishman named Christopher who got started in crime early in Dublin, Ireland. A case could be made that sexual abuse by Catholic priests or his IRA family connections contributed to his path. But he'd admit it all came down to rebellion and love of drugs and alcohol.
Christopher did time in juvenile detention, Wexford Jail, and Mountjoy Prison (AKA 'The Joy') by the time he was 30. He befriended Dublin's leading criminal figures including some of the Dunne Family and "King Scum" Tony Felloni, who was instrumental in bringing heroin into Dublin in the 1970s.
Christopher's criminal activities grew to be a full-time job when he became addicted to heroin. His addiction got so bad that he and his girlfriend decided to trade heroin for cocaine. They came to Bogota with the intention of muling 4 kilos back to Ireland.
They were caught by Colombian police at El Dorado airport. Christopher served 3 years in Colombia's largest prison, La Modelo, where he befriended M-19 guerrilla insurgents, infamous cocaine cartel assassins 'Los Priscos', and the more rank-and-file of Colombia's underworld - mafiosos, thieves, conmen, killers, and more.
He was released in 1989 and, having relinquished his passport, has been stranded in Colombia ever since. He traded his previous heroin addiction for debilitating alcoholism on the streets of Bogota at a time when TIME Magazine called it the world's worst city, the capital of the world's most dangerous country.
Prison rape, riots, murder, torture, bank robberies, scams, hardcore partying, addiction, hedonism, and a life of crime. It's Basketball Diaries meets Marching Powder in Dublin, Ireland and Bogota, Colombia.
Everything above and more is part of his story. I have already recorded hours of intensive interviews on Christopher's entire life. All I need to make his amazing life story a book is the time off work.
I'm asking for $4,399 to deliver this book in exactly 60 days from when it's funded. Be a part of the effort to make This Mick's Life a reality!
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