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Unforgiving Destiny follows the true story of the 37-year pursuit by authorities on five continents to imprison and execute David McMillan as he travelled as an independent smuggler. Dogged by an obsessed DEA agent, he evades the death penalty in Thailand by escaping prison, only to be "disappeared" in Pakistan after crossing the Afghan border.

After every downfall, McMillan rebuilds his life and network only to find the same agency people arranging capture by any means. In this private history, listeners are taken to the streets of New York City and Colombia, then through the war-zones of Afghanistan and torture cells in Karachi. At the same time, McMillan balances a double life of a London gentleman with the women in his life oblivious to his true nature. Look to the author pages to hear readings, related music over those years, and see the faces behind this extraordinary journey.

“Imagine losing everything you care about. Home, family, freedom, every object that built your life,” writes McMillan. “Then locked in some of the world’s worst prisons. Even if you survive, there are little deaths feeding on your guts - when that happens five times over 30 years, those little deaths drain your soul”. Unforgiving Destiny: The Relentless Pursuit of a Black-Marketeer reveals the ultimate cost of survival in the darkest of dark worlds.

©2017 David McMillan (P)2021 David McMillan

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Magnificent listen

Loved every second. He also does signed copies of paper backs i have one.

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never a dull moment

heard David on Shaun Attwoods podcast and couldnt get enough of the way he tells his story..
this book even better!!

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what a life !

David McMillan guides you through his life of shadows, double identities and intrigue that you would expect from a top spy novel.
But, this is no fictional tale of daring do, but a blow by blow account of a life in prison, and on the run. Tragedy and loss are never far away when you're an international drug smuggler.
an excellent listen.

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WOW Hooked till tbe End Thxs David.

Wwre did it all go Wrong David. After that book . Do you buy/play the National Lotto if not david you Should. If only i had 50 blokes like you on the Firm i might wel,be still in Biz.

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  • Javier Pasiilas
  • 29-07-21

Brilliantly written and narrated.

David McMillan is a legend. Retired drug smuggler. Crosses many different continents. A genius jack-of-all-trades who decided to play by his own rules and in the end won. He now has a YouTube channel which is one of my favorites.