Hank Cooper
Hank Cooper

Hank Cooper, the hero/narrator of Smuggling with Jesus, has never appeared on any list of billionaires. He probably never will. Unless he eventually makes it big in the bagel business, where he’s discovered that managing bagel bakeries is almost as hard work as dealing drugs. But he also will never need a writer to tell his story in the third person – Hank tells us in his own words what it was like to get innocently caught up in the drug trade, to have a wild ride while it lasted, and to enjoy middle age as a successful family man and businessman (even if his success in the latter will never make him a billionaire).

Hank Cooper, the hero/narrator of Smuggling with Jesus, has never appeared on any list of billionaires. He probably never will. Unless he eventually makes it big in the bagel business, where he’s discovered that managing bagel bakeries is almost as hard work as dealing drugs. But he also will never need a writer to tell his story in the third person – Hank tells us in his own words what it was like to get innocently caught up in the drug trade, to have a wild ride while it lasted, and to enjoy middle age as a successful family man and businessman (even if his success in the latter will never make him a billionaire).