Scott Adlai Stevenson is a third cousin to the man who once ran for president. Scott was born in Hollywood, California in 1954. His family spent a couple of years in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, but the bulk of his childhood was spent in Southern California. At the ripe old age of fifteen, Scott ran away from home. He made his way to the San Francisco Bay area and eventually landed in Maui, Hawaii. When he was seventeen, he found himself living with nomadic tribes high in the mountains of Morocco, and he married the Granddaughter of a Berber chieftain. It was at this point in his life that his odyssey of drug smuggling, high adventure and international intrigue shifted into high gear.
Scoundrels in Paradise is the true story of a family drug business operated across international borders, as told by insider and narrator Scott Adlai Stevenson. Scott was named for his older cousin Adlai Stevenson, who was a former two-time Presidential candidate and American Ambassador to the United Nations.