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Dancing with a Cocaine Cowboy

by Robyn Windshuttle

‘After dinner a small mountain of coke was emptied onto a glass surface, the music was turned up and the party continued. This is what Colombians did. And everyone danced, including the men.’

When a free-spirited young woman from Sydney’s northern beaches left Australia to dance her way around the world, little did she know she would be catapulted into the middle of a European cocaine ring on her first day in Paris.

A dancer with the Moulin Rouge, Robyn Windshuttle’s life changed irrevocably the moment she met Daniel, a handsome and charismatic Colombian. Drawn together by an irresistible chemistry, Robyn takes Daniel at his word. But he is not, as first thought, a photographer for the Nikon Gallery and she becomes an unwitting accomplice to the cutthroat dealings of Daniel’s Colombian drug syndicate.

Honest, evocative and full of spirit, Dancing with a Cocaine Cowboy moves from Sydney to Paris, Ibiza, Monte Carlo and Bogota in a rich, exciting and exotic swirl. And with great strength and resilience, Robyn eventually reclaims her own life and that of the son she had with Daniel from this turbulent world.


01 October, 2014

About Robyn Windshuttle

Robyn Windshuttle danced with the Bluebells, the Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse in the 1970s before returning to Australia over a decade later to raise her son. She also has a daughter. She still dances. Dancing with a Cocaine Cowboy is her first book.  


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