"Seeds of Terror" reveals the astonishing never-before-told story of Afghanistan's booming opium trade. For the first time Peters shares the complete story of her exclusive investigation into the area's most dangerous and shadowy heroin kingpin. ...
With the breakneck pace of a thoroughly gripping thriller, Peters follows the drugs from the fields of the small farmers; to the armed and secret desert convoys of the drug smugglers; to the clandestine deals of the weapons merchants, international mafia figures, and high-level corrupt politicians of many nations. Risking her life to bring U.S. readers this story, Peters is arguably the most knowledgeable expert on the current poppy trade, and she is the only person who can tell this particular and fascinating tale. Peters calculates the Taliban and Al Qaeda earn more than half a billion dollars every year off the heroin trade alone. What are they saving up for? Based on U.S. and British documents, Peters demonstrates the Bush administration knew about the drug activities of its allies in the Karzai administration - but refused to investigate. "Seeds of Terror" profiles the 'Pablo Escobar' of Afghanistan - a smuggler so powerful no one dares to arrest him. "Seeds of Terror" follows the money trail across three continents, tracing shadowy gangs linked to powerful Arab Sheiks, taking readers inside money-laundering rings from Kandahar to Dubai.