The Ganja Godfather: The Untold Story of NYC's Weed Kingpin
Genovese mob-scion Silvio Eboli lived within the shadows of history, and now for the first time, the untold story of a mafia legend is revealed. The Ganja Godfather is the story about an ongoing organized criminal operation, in real time with firsthand accounts and experiences by award-winning author and investigative journalist, Toby Rogers. Shadowing the Ganja Godfather, Rogers witnesses it all standing next to the Boss himself: violence, drugs, celebrities, girls, construction hustles, crime-family business meetings and social gatherings. From strip clubs in Atlantic City to Sunday night dinner with the wife and kids, Rogers experiences whatever the Ganja Godfather does on any given day. As exhilarating as Silvio's life had become, it certainly was much more stressful behind the scenes. Being the Empire State's spliff king was undoubtedly the hardest job in New York. And it was only after Silvio finally got to the top of the mountain that he realized just how easy it was to fall over the edge. With a wife and kids, dysfunctional family business obligations, and an out-of-control social life all pulling him in conflicting paths, Silvio struggled keep the empire moving forward without detection from law enforcement. But when he was introduced to a Colombian cocaine princess with aspirations to become a model, he saw an opportunity to expand the family's profit margins to unimaginable heights and risked it all despite the collision course with disaster he saw right before him.
"Toby Rogers is a writer who I and many others have followed religiously since his days at High Times and his 2004 book, Ambushed . He is a top-of-the-line writer, free of hyperbole and high on accuracy and capturing the moment. His voice as a writer and his ability to bring a scene to life with quotes and powerful, persuasive language has always made him a favorite of mine." --Zach Smart, ESPN Sports
Toby Rogers is an award-winning author and investigative journalist. He is the author of" Ambushed: Secrets of the Bush Family, the Stolen Presidency, 9-11, and 2004" and has written for the "New York Times," the "New York Post," the "Village Voice," "High Times," "Clamor Magazine," and Houston's "Public News." Additionally he has also been featured on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," "Democracy Now!" with Amy Goodman. He lives in Brooklyn.