The Cartel

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2015 - Fiction - 615 pages
14 Reviews
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From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, true-to-life, ripped-from-the-headlines epic story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adán Barrera, the head of El Federación, the world's most powerful cartel, and the man who brutally murdered Keller's partner. Finally putting Barrera away cost Keller dearly--the woman he loves, the beliefs he cherishes, the life he wants to lead.

Then Barrera gets out, determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered. Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it, Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down. His obsession with justice--or is it revenge?--becomes a ruthless struggle that stretches from the cities, mountains, and deserts of Mexico to Washington's corridors of power to the streets of Berlin and Barcelona.
Keller fights his personal battle against the devastated backdrop of Mexico's drug war, a conflict of unprecedented scale and viciousness, as cartels vie for power and he comes to the final reckoning with Barrera--and himself--that he always knew must happen.

The Cartel is a story of revenge, honor, and sacrifice, as one man tries to face down the devil without losing his soul. It is the story of the war on drugs and the men--and women--who wage it.
 

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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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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
9
Section 4
17
Section 5
47
Section 6
53
Section 7
57
Section 8
73
Section 21
419
Section 22
435
Section 23
442
Section 24
445
Section 25
458
Section 26
463
Section 27
477
Section 28
482

Section 9
113
Section 10
136
Section 11
155
Section 12
173
Section 13
201
Section 14
206
Section 15
237
Section 16
281
Section 17
317
Section 18
367
Section 19
385
Section 20
411
Section 29
517
Section 30
519
Section 31
554
Section 32
559
Section 33
560
Section 34
573
Section 35
576
Section 36
584
Section 37
614
Section 38
619
Section 39
623
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About the author (2015)

Don Winslow is the critically acclaimed, award-winning, internationally bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Power of the Dog, Savages, The Winter of Frankie Machine and The Cartel. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.

www.don-winslow.com

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