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At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel

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In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma—a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate.

Colombia in the 1990s is a country in chaos, as a weak government battles guerrilla movements and narco-traffickers, including the notorious Pablo Escobar and his rivals in the Cali cartel. Enter Jorge Salcedo, a part-time soldier, a gifted engineer, a respected businessman and family man—and a man who despises Pablo Escobar for patriotic and deeply personal reasons. He is introduced to the godfathers of the Cali cartel, who are at war with Escobar and desperately want their foe dead. With mixed feelings, Jorge agrees to help them.

Once inside, Jorge rises to become head of security for Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, principal godfather of the $7-billion-a-year Cali drug cartel. Jorge tries to turn a blind eye to the violence, corruption, and brutality that surround him, and he struggles privately to preserve his integrity even as he is drawn deeper into the web of cartel operations. Then comes an order from the godfathers that he can’t obey—but can’t refuse. Jorge realizes that his only way out is to bring down the biggest, richest crime syndicate of all time.

Thus begins a heart-pumping roller-coaster ride of intensifying peril. Secretly aided by a pair of young American DEA agents, Jorge races time and cartel assassins to extract damaging evidence, help capture the fugitive godfather, and save the life of a witness targeted for murder. Through it all, death lurks a single misstep away.

William C. Rempel is the only reporter with access to this story and to Jorge, who remains in hiding somewhere in the United States—even the author doesn’t know where—but has revealed his experience in gripping detail. Salcedo’s is the story of one extraordinary ordinary man forced to risk everything to end a nightmare of his own making.

About the Author

William C. Rempel spent thirty-six years as an investigative reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times. Rempel has been recognized with numerous journalism honors, including an Overseas Press Club Award, and a Gerald Loeb Award, and he was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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Michel, January 22, 2012 (view all comments by Michel)
Has to be one of the best books I have read and I was previledged to read it before its release in May. This book had great detail and hooks in it that to be honest I thought I had better be careful of my surroundings dealing with the Cali Cartel! Although there is much more to the situation that none of will really know, Rempal gave a real dipiction of how rough, tough and corrupt the Columbia drug cartel and Columbian Government was or is??? Great read!
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ISBN:
9781400068371
Author:
Rempel, William
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Rempel, William C.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
Colombia
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 MAPS and 2 PHOTOS
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.3 x 1.1 in 1.275 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Mobs and Organized Crime
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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