The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

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From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film).

An explosive novel of the drug trade, The Power of the Dog, takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.

Art Montana is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and uncorruptable Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hitman. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tiajuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it.

 

About Don Winslow

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DON WINSLOW was born in New York City but raised in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. His books include The Power of the Dog and The Life and Death of Bobby Z. In addition to his writing, Don has been an actor, director, movie theater manager, safari guide and private investigator. Don lives in the San Diego area with his wife, Jean, and son, Thomas. He invites you to visit him at his website www.donwinslow.com.TREVANIAN's books have been translated into more than fourteen languages and have sold million of copies worldwide. In addition to Shibumi, Trevanian is the author of seven novels including The Eiger Sanction and The Loo Sanction.
 
Published April 26, 2005 by Vintage. 560 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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A sprawling, old-fashioned saga focuses 25 years of Mexico's violent drug history through the interlocking loyalties, obsessions and vendettas of a DEA agent, a drug lord, a courtesan and a killer-for-hire.

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Winslow follows these four characters and assorted extras as they cross paths over three decades in the international drug trade, from Keller's first encounter with Barrera in 1970s Mexico, through the drug cartels' corruption of government officials in the U.S. and Mexico governments, to a final...

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Dense, tense, and gritty: those words largely sum up Don Winslow's graphic exploration of the "war on drugs;" with The Power of the Dog, he has crafted a taut, richly researched thriller that spans thirty years and countless lost lives.

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The Power of the Dog, by Don Winslow, is a thriller starring a drug enforcement agent who takes on a Mexican drug boss who's fighting for control of a vast drug empire.

Jun 28 2005 | Read Full Review of The Power of the Dog

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In this blistering indictment of the war on drugs, American support of Third World guerillas financed by the illegal narcotics trade and the easy greed of officials who sell their accommodation to the highest bidder, Winslow spins a powerful yarn that is both informative and deeply disturbing: "T...

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It's a very cynical book, by which I mean it shows that no one is untouched by greed, that there is so much ugliness and evil wins out when people are poor and weak (as so many are in Central and South America), that governments are complicit in the long-standing failures of drug wars and drug er...

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Avid Mystery Reader

I say this because most of the side stories I read, I tended to skim to find the relevant parts of the story.

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After being relegated to running police operations designed to disrupt Barrera drug deliveries, Keller so strains his relationship with his brainy blond wife, Althie, that she and their children are left with no choice but to flee Mexico for their own safety.

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