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90 Degrees to Zamboanga Sometimes comedic and sometimes deadly serious; the story is told by one of its major participants Naive college students in the late 1960s looking for excitement and adventure smuggle kilos of marijuana on their backs over the Mexican border and into the United States This memoir follows their lives the cast of characters they meet along the way and their smuggling adventures for the next two decades as their business ventures rise and fall and their escapades circle the globe developing into a major criminal enterprise November 1974 we were still ten days sail from our destination in Thailand where the four of us planned to load our 41 foot sailboat with a ton of the best marijuana on the face of the planet This would be the largest single load of Thai sticks ever brought to the US to date if we made it home to California However we'd just survived a category four storm that had battered us and left all of our primary navigational euipment waterlogged and useless and us lost somewhere in the Sulu Sea I figured that we may have been blown some 200 miles off course to the south and were now in some of the most notorious pirate infested waters in the world

8 thoughts on “90 Degrees to Zamboanga

  1. Christy Christy says:

    Ebook received as a Goodreads Giveaway 90 Degrees to Zamboanga was a book I wasn't sure if I was going to like or not because of the topic However I'm super into any sort of Memoir and this was no exception It was full of colorful characters money drugs backstabbing and adventureYou see this 20 year Adventure through the eyes of Rick Bibbero It starts off as a very small Marijuana smuggling operation with a few friends through the deserts of Mexico and grows into this huge International operation with many people involved and lots of ups and downs I particularly loved the sections of the memoir about the boat smuggles from Taiwan So many close calls and lots of interesting details with sailing You also get the opportunity to see the legal battles Bibbero went through along with some of the bigger names in the business The only downside I found while reading this book is that it was very long and there were SOOOO many characters to follow along with I had a little trouble keeping some of them straight but I guess you're bound to have this many people close friends business associates family friends of friends etc in a 20 year Adventure It was very full of details and I did appreciated that aspect By far my favorite person involved was Dave Killian He was hilarious and I LOVED every single part he was involved in The entire time I felt like I was reading something that would make a great movie It was funny at times serious at other times full of great dialogue and great characters

  2. Rick Meyer Rick Meyer says:

    one would assume that if one were to read a book on the assumption that the story is true they would want that story to be true what we have here is the author’s “personal memoirs” and as such what we are reading is a true account factually and faithfully written that is not the case here a writer’s first responsibility is to his readership that what he is writing about is true especially under the guise of one’s “personal memors” there is some accountability this is a poorly written fictional autobiography where the author slams purported characters for his own self aggrandizement and as a form of petty revenge flaunting himself in the best light possible as a swashbuckling hero of the counterculture which clearly he is not in the last pages of this poorly written self pitying story while constantly whinimg about those he looked up to while growing up didn’t see him as the person he chose to see himself his father his best friend his nefarious business associates he recounts that he lied under oath while on the witness stand testifying on his own behalf at his federal trial for three days he says that the only true thing he said while fabricating his testimony was a short aside about his dog if he can do that without remorse while being uestioned by a federal district attorney what makes you think that what he is telling you is true? yes of course some of what he has written is true but you have to ask yourself as a reader which part is to be believed and which is not that’s asking a lot of one’s readership a reader deserves to be respected as they place themselves in the hands of the story teller especially when one reads another’s personal account believing that what they are reading is a true factual representation of what actually happened what we are getting here is a poor attempt at a factual series of events that took place but which paints the author in the best light in which those facts are fabricated in such a way similar to the medicine man hawking his goods at a carney sideshow as a reader we deserve to be respected with the truth and not some fictional tale told under the guise of truth this is all any reader asks and expects of an author the author knows what happened but isn’t telling preferring to place himself in the best light as his over inflated ego feeds on itself to the disadvantage of those who want to believe yet are led astray by a fabricated self indulgent story history is filled with such antics and the best advice i can give is buyer beware

  3. Carrie Nellis Crisp Carrie Nellis Crisp says:

    Perilous Adventures Of A Drug Smuggler Mr Bibbero didn't glorify his activities in his younger years like many do He tells you about the good and bad things that happened to him and others I'd actually like to see a movie made to be honest I think this is a well told story and I recommend this crazy truthful tale to anyone

  4. Heidi Heidi says:

    In this astonishing true story of adventure and survival Rick Bibbero details how he and his cohorts built an international cannabis cartel The words bring to life Bibbero's story of exploration adventure and survival against all odds I could not put the book down Given the rising acceptance of cannabis across the country in 2018 this memoir is a testament to the brave men and women who opened up the US marketplace in the 1970s and 1980s Great read Well written

  5. Andrea Andrea says:

    The story was uite detail oriented and interesting The entire time I read this I kept thinking this would make a great movie And one I would love to watch I could see it being directed by Guy Ritchie There was a balance of humor and solemnity a cast of crazy characters and entertaining dialogue I even laughed out loud a few times It was an engaging read that even people who are not normally interested in books about narcotics would find this to be an amusing read Some reviewers mentioned not feeling this was an authentic memoir I however disagree as I don't have any evidence to the contrary Either way it's an enjoyable read to the very end Its a longer book but it makes sense why there's just so much information to include There are many stories and adventures to be told It's an interesting perspective on an insiders view and experiences in Marijuana trade and hippie culture I think this is a well told story and I recommend this tale to anyone I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this The author's words give breath to the journey and infuse life in the pages It's amazing how he manages to somehow survive against all odds and get away by the skin of his teeth at times Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest unbiased reviewFree media does not affect my review

  6. Kim Kenny Kim Kenny says:

    Great storyI spent liberty time in Patia beach in 1980 five minutes after getting in my hotel room a knock on the door and was asking if we wanted sticks He'll yeah best I ever smoked no comparison to what we bought on the east coastI would love to meet you and tell some of my sea stories But your on the wrong coast and I sailed on a aircraft carrier😎

  7. Lindsey Lindsey says:

    You know when your stoned friend starts telling a story and its really long and drawn out and doesn't make much sense and they go off on 100 tangents along the way thats what reading this is like It's way too long biased and not very well written Meh I received a digital copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway

  8. Nancy Lewis Nancy Lewis says:

    Interesting story Obviously biased in favor of the author but still interesting It could have been cut down uite a bit and gained a lot in the process

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