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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

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Killing Pablo is the story of the fifteen-month manhunt for Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose escape from his lavish, mansionlike jail drove a nation to the brink of chaos. In a gripping, up-close account, acclaimed journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. military and intelligence operatives covertly led the mission to find and kill the world's most dangerous outlaw.

Drawing on unprecedented access to the soldiers, field agents, and officials involved in the chase, as well as hundreds of pages of top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden creates a narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a Tom Clancy technothriller.

Killing Pablo also tells the story of Escobar's rise, how he built a criminal organization that would hold an entire nation hostage — and the stories of the intrepid men who would ultimately bring him down. There is Steve Jacoby, the leader of Centra Spike, the ultrasecret U.S. special forces team that would use cutting-edge surveillance technology to find one man among a nation of 37 million. There is Morris Busby, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, who would convince the Bush administration to approve the deployment of the shadowy Delta Force operators who would be the key to the drug lord's demise. And there is Escobar's archenemy, Col. Hugo Martinez, the leader of Colombia's federal police, who would turn down a $6 million bribe, survive countless attempts on his life, and endure a humiliating exile while waging his battle against the drug lord's criminal empire. It was Martinez's son, raised in the shadow of constant threat from Escobar's followers, who would ultimately track the fugitive to a Bogota rooftop on the fateful day in 1993 when the outlaw would finally meet his end. Action-packed and unputdownable, Killing Pablo is a tour de force of narrative journalism and a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.

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Andrea Bach, August 2, 2007 (view all comments by Andrea Bach)
Mark Bowden retells this story with the perfect amount of detail. The story is intriguing, and even though I am old enough to remember this, I realize that I knew very little about Pablo Escobar and our involvement in trying to capture him.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780871137838
Subtitle:
The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Author:
Bowden, Mark
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Colombia
Subject:
Narcotics dealers
Subject:
Fugitives from justice
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
124
Publication Date:
20010412
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 oz

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