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The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most Wanted Drug Lord

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"Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (a.k.a. El Chapo) is a legend in Mexican drug lore with a reputation as a charming, dangerous vice lord who effectively ran his operation at the peak of the violent drug battles over a decade. Using secret Mexican and American government records and interviews with officials, drug traffickers, and members of El Chapo's cartel, Beith, a journalist covering the Mexican drug war for Newsweek, provides an in-your-face account of the poor peasant boy who rose to become the most feared and ruthless of the drug lords, flaunting his wealth and power while eluding capture from a massive manhunt. Even when El Chapo's capture was announced, officials knew he would escape--and he did, returning to the mountains where troops couldn't touch him. Courageous, gritty, and gripping. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Beith goes deep inside the hunt for the most powerful, feared, and charismatic drug lord in the world, Mexico's Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, and tells the full story of the drug trade over the past 30 years.

Synopsis:

The dense hills of Sinaloa, Mexico, are home to the most powerful drug lord since Pablo Escobar: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Guzman is among the worlds ten most wanted men and also appeared on Forbes magazines 2009 billionaire list. With his massive wealth, his army of professional killers, and a network of informants that reaches into the highest levels of government, catching Guzman was considered impossible—until now. Newly isolated by infighting amongst the cartels, and with Mexican and DEA authorities closing in, El Chapo is vulnerable as never before. Newsweek correspondent Malcolm Beith has spent years reporting on the drug wars and follows the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzmans cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapos legendary rise from a poor farming family to the “capo” of the worlds largest drug empire. The Last Narco is essential reading about one of the most pressing and dramatic stories in the news today—a true crime thriller happening in real time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802119520
Author:
Beith, Malcolm
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Mexico Foreign relations United States.
Subject:
United States Foreign relations Mexico.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of photographs and maps
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (a.k.a. El Chapo) is a legend in Mexican drug lore with a reputation as a charming, dangerous vice lord who effectively ran his operation at the peak of the violent drug battles over a decade. Using secret Mexican and American government records and interviews with officials, drug traffickers, and members of El Chapo's cartel, Beith, a journalist covering the Mexican drug war for Newsweek, provides an in-your-face account of the poor peasant boy who rose to become the most feared and ruthless of the drug lords, flaunting his wealth and power while eluding capture from a massive manhunt. Even when El Chapo's capture was announced, officials knew he would escape--and he did, returning to the mountains where troops couldn't touch him. Courageous, gritty, and gripping. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Beith goes deep inside the hunt for the most powerful, feared, and charismatic drug lord in the world, Mexico's Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, and tells the full story of the drug trade over the past 30 years.
"Synopsis" by ,
The dense hills of Sinaloa, Mexico, are home to the most powerful drug lord since Pablo Escobar: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Guzman is among the worlds ten most wanted men and also appeared on Forbes magazines 2009 billionaire list. With his massive wealth, his army of professional killers, and a network of informants that reaches into the highest levels of government, catching Guzman was considered impossible—until now. Newly isolated by infighting amongst the cartels, and with Mexican and DEA authorities closing in, El Chapo is vulnerable as never before. Newsweek correspondent Malcolm Beith has spent years reporting on the drug wars and follows the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzmans cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapos legendary rise from a poor farming family to the “capo” of the worlds largest drug empire. The Last Narco is essential reading about one of the most pressing and dramatic stories in the news today—a true crime thriller happening in real time.
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