An intense page-turner based on the author's true-life experiences. Stan Lerner's Criminal is the graphic and shocking account of the rise to power of the world s most calculating and dangerous criminal...Sam Noah. Sam Noah was handsome, intelligent, and charismatic. He came from a good family, had the perfect girlfriend, and attended UCLA where he ranked at the top of his class. Noah could have made anything he wanted to out of his life. But crime came naturally to him. The story begins in 1984. The Cold War is at its height and the CIA is looking for still more funding for its covert operations around the world. Powerful men decide that there must be a go to guy. A man that will do whatever is necessary to finance the wars that Congress cannot be made aware of. Sam Noah takes a job at a popular nightclub where he runs a small-time ticket scam -- and he begins to recruit the ruthless men that will help him build a narcotics empire. When the FBI becomes a gathering threat to Noah, he forms an alliance with the CIA. His innovations -- the crack house and the drive-by shooting -- not only bring an unprecedented level of violence to the streets of America. They assure the powerful men who have engaged his services that Noah is indeed capable of doing the unthinkable. The sale of cocaine makes him rich. His willingness to commit murder ensures that he will remain so. Not since Hannibal Lecter has there been such a horrifying yet engaging mastermind of evil. Stan Lerner's Criminal transports the reader into the darkest of all places: the criminal mind. This is an unforgettable journey into the psyche of Sam Noah -- the man behind some of the most brutal sins against humanity. By the end of this unflinching tale, what may shock the reader the most is how he or she will ultimately identify with and root for this ruthless but brilliant Criminal. Sta! n Lerner was born in Montebello, California and currently lives in Los Angeles. His vast and diverse body of work has earned him such credits as: the painter of The Black Period, the creator and producer of the Las Vegas music spectacle Night Tribe , the writer, director, producer of the motion picture comedy Meet The Family , and now the author of Stan Lerner's Criminal . Stan Lerner is truly one of the great creative forces of our time.