The Cartel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 26, 2017 - Fiction - 752 pages
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It's 2004. Ad n Barrera, kingpin of El Federaci n, is languishing in a California federal prison. Ex-DEA agent Art Keller passes his days in a monastery, having lost everything to his thirty-year blood feud with the drug lord. Then Barrera escapes. Now, there's a two-million-dollar bounty on Keller's head and no one else capable of taking Barrera down. As the carnage of the drug war reaches surreal new heights, the two men are locked in a savage struggle that will stretch from the mountains of Sinaloa to the shores of Veracruz, to the halls of power in Washington, ensnaring countless others in its wake. Internationally bestselling author Don Winslow's The Cartel is the searing, unfiltered epic of the drug war in the twenty-first century.
 

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User Review  - nivramkoorb - LibraryThing

This was not an easy book. 615 pages of unrelenting violence that depicts 2004-2012 of the drug wars in Mexico. At first I thought it was too much but if this is indeed an accurate portrayal of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - rdwhitenack - LibraryThing

Keller chases Barrera across many years and many regions of Mexico in order to stop the drug kingpin. Along the way Winslow introduces you to all the depravities that exist within Mexican police ... Read full review

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Bestselling author Don Winslow has written nineteen books and numerous short stories, as well as writing for television and film. A former private investigator and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.

www.don-winslow.com

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