I'd never written a straight crime story, much less a drug story, until Will Blythe, an old friend and one of the editors of Byliner, contacted me in the fall of 2012 to see if I was interested in writing about the death of Griselda Blanco. Blanco had just been murdered in a butcher shop after eight years of living peacefully among friends and family in Medellin. I was living in Colombia then, and it made sense to try, though I didn't think I'd get far. I actually got pretty far -- far enough to say unequivocally that her murder was not the revenge it was widely thought to be. While this is a departure for me in terms of subject, I think I was able to learn a good deal about this frequently written about but largely unknown woman. Did the notoriously bloodthirsty Griselda die for for being, of all things, too nice? I think so. This e-book is available with a subscription to Byliner and for $2 as a Kindle Single on Amazon. It is worth a read.