The Bluegrass Conspiracy

The Bluegrass Conspiracy

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When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985 carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and The Company he served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century.

Title:The Bluegrass Conspiracy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780595196661
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    The Bluegrass Conspiracy Reviews

  • Jamie

    I read this story because I am from Kentucky. I thought the topic of the book was interesting, and the story line was good. However, this book is hard to read and the majority of it moves slow. There ...

  • Ben

    3-3.5 stars if you’ve never lived in Kentucky but easily 4 if you have. I spent 13 years in the Bluegrass including a couple in the mid 70’s when some of this story line was apparently unfolding n...

  • Cynthia

    Blew my mind. Hard to believe this went on in Kentucky at one time but apparently it did....

  • Johnathan Rowe

    Audio version....there was about an hour left when my library loan expired... don't feel inclined to re-borrow it....

  • Cwn_annwn_13

    This book delves into the life of a Kentucky blueblood who apparently had an adventurish streak and evolved from being a Lexington narcotics detective to being found dead on a rural Kentucky farm with...

  • Paula

    The Lexington area bluebloods (Old Lexingtonians) were/are struggling to keep their land and horse farms due to the encroachment of development and the offers from developers to buy (yes, we do need s...

  • Tanya Faberson

    I had to quit this book a little over halfway through. Just awfully written, and after so many reprints, I don't know how there can be that many typos left throughout. It was really distracting. Also,...

  • Julie

    I read this for a book club. I did not care for it. It is a true story; and it is very depressing to learn about all of the corruption that existed (s?) in the state of Kentucky. There are so many peo...

  • Ben Watson

    Great story in need of even greater editing. Don't misunderstand me, I finished the book. But it could be trimmed by 1/3 and still be a stellar true crime book; but at least it helped provide a plot t...

  • dean fisher

    So far I feel like it's a bit poorly written, making it a slow read for me. I'm interested in the subject and the story, but I'm just not drawn to it like I want to be!...