Russell Babcock on unwittingly becoming a “Blind Mule”

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Following find an interview with author Russell Babcock.

What is the name of the book and when was it published?

The Blind Mule, 2014.

What’s the book’s first line? 

“Mark Porter, celebrated criminal defense attorney, stared at the photograph in his steady hand.”

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”. 

This book describes the pitfalls of international travel and how an individual can unwittingly become a drug smuggler.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event? 

My defense of hundreds of individuals caught at the international border, including those who are truly innocent “blind mules”, inspired me to write this story so that the public could be educated on this problem.

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book? 

This book will educate the reader about a common legal problem that most individuals do not understand and also show how hard it is to win a criminal trial even when you are innocent.  Also, I would like to believe that the novel is also “just a good read,” different from most legal thrillers by staying very true to the courtroom scenes and legal procedure.

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