The Cartel #2019

The Cartel Don Winslow The Cartel 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

  • Title: The Cartel
  • Author: Don Winslow
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  • The Cartel Don Winslow 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 agaFrom 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 Ad n Barrera, the head of El Federaci n, 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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    1. Winslow is such an awesome writer He s one of those people who makes storytelling look easy, even for other storytellers like me, who know very well that it is NOT easy The amount of research he did for this book must have been staggering It is a fictionalized telling of the recent drug wars in Mexico and beyond, with all the gore and horror that I remember from the headlines when I was still living in South Texas It felt so real, so true to what happened, that I started fearing for the author s [...]

    2. There s a scene in this book in which a Mexican drug lord essentially strolls out of prison thanks to a corrupt system Reality imitated art a few weeks after it was released when a Mexican drug lord escaped prison via a tunnel so elaborate that it s very hard to believe it could have been built unnoticed by prison officials.Don Winslow isn t a prophet He s just a very talented crime writer who has spent years researching the war on drugs, and he knows all too well how the same mistakes have been [...]

    3. the end of the day or the end of the world, there are no seperate souls We will go to heaven or we will go to hell, but we will go together Don Winslow, The CartelI went into this thinking I was going to get Tom Clancy , but actually ended up with a novel closer to Norman Mailer The Cartel , and Don Winslow s previous book on the Mexican drug trade The Power of the Dog are best described as a two part, fictionalized history of the War on Drugs in Mexico.I was first drawn to read this by my littl [...]

    4. This is a huge book in every way for its effects on people s thinking and actions, in its implications for drug policy worldwide, and in the scope of its historical documentation It is very up to date In the fabulous and informative July 13, 2015interview at Politics Prose, the Washington, D.C bookstore, and published online by Slate magazine, Winslow describes the genesis of this book and his writing process.For writers, this downloadable Soundcloud podcast is a must listen for how one approach [...]

    5. QUANDO IL DIAVOLO ARRIVA, SI PRESENTA CON ALI D ANGELO pi corrotto il venditore o il compratore, lo spacciatore o il consumatore Quanto deve essere corrotta una societ perch i suoi cittadini cerchino droghe per sfuggire alla realt , al prezzo di sangue morte e sofferenza dei loro vicini oltre confine Sicario , di Denis Villeneuve, 2015, un buon film su droga e lotta ai cartelli Il sequel, Soldado , stato diretto dal regista italiano Stefano Sollima, di prossima distribuzione.Con la Prima guerra [...]

    6. Violent and devastating look at the war on drugs An indictment, really, of both the drug kingpins and law enforcement Thoroughly absorbing A bit long in places But wow Mercilessly grim in a good way Some interesting women characters of which I wish there were One hell of a read Art Keller, who is the bitter heart and soul of this book has a fascinating moral code This is an epic.

    7. Drugs are bad, m kay And so s Don Winslow s latest novel, The Cartel, m kay Ok, I ll stop that m kay The Cartel spans a decade of the Mexican drug wars from 2004 That s basically the story because what follows for 640 pages is a sprawling mess of characters and horrific incidents none of which adds up to anything There s Art Keller, a 50 something former DEA agent who s retired from locking up drug lords and taken to the monastic life before returning for one last job what is this, a Steven Seag [...]

    8. High Octane Thriller of Mexican Drug WarsFallout from America s Opioid Crisis Opioid Alternative, Cinnamon Black Tar Heroin Priced to Sell by Sinaloa Cartel and Mexican Rivals The Mexicans have finally found a drug that white trash likes and can afford And one thing you ain t never gonna run out of is white trash Just across the bridge is the gigantic marketplace, the insatiable consumer machine that drives the violence here North Americans smoke the dope, snort the coke, shoot the heroin, do th [...]

    9. I ve read nearly everything Don Winslow has written and think he s one of the most innovative writers out there The Cartel is an opus of a book and follow up to his earlier novel, The Power of the Dog This powerhouse book finds DEA agent Art Keller plunged into the Mexican American drug cartel wars firing up on both sides of the border, even in Central America This is a gripping saga, but don t be intimidated by its 624 pages it reads like a drug rush with Keller pursuing Adan Barrera, the patro [...]

    10. Imagine a 17 hour Ken Burns movie in a novel and you get Don Winslow s, The Cartel It s an epic story of the drug cartels in Mexico, their turf wars, and their fight with government forces that are as violent and ruthless as the cartels they seek to destroy The novel focuses on one Don who comes back into power after a stint in jail, and the American agent who originally put him there and wants him incarcerated again The story is fictional but rings true because it s based on real cartels, e.g t [...]

    11. The Cartel picks up years after the final events in Winslow s drug war chronicle The Power of the Dog And if you thought Dog was epic, wait till you get a load of this one In a culmination of their 30 year feud, cartel lord Ad n Barrera and DEA legend Art Keller have both lost everything and are stuck in their own prisons Ad n is living large behind the bars of a Mexican prison that he turns into his personal headquarters, and Art is living in seclusion at a border monastery But when Ad n stroll [...]

    12. 5 starsThere are a number of ways to receive Don Winslow s massive fictional undertaking The Cartel a novel even massive when you consider it s a 600 page, very much stand alone sequel focused on the drug trade in Mexico We could blithely ignore what s gone on in the last few decades, and pretend the Grand Guignol of Mexican horrors hasn t directly affected us and willfully whitewash it from our collective cognizance We could gobble it up and point to it as a proof positive exemplar of the rati [...]

    13. Not as amazing as THE POWER OF THE DOG but still a good read I missed Callan A lot A solid four stars I do wonder what the hell the third book is gonna be about, though.

    14. Picking up after the events of The Power of the Dog, Adan Barrera is sitting pretty in a Mexican jail With corruption at its highest, Adan s cell looks like a luxury condo as he orchestrates the actions of his cartel outside the prison walls, waiting for the right time to escape.Art Keller is living a modest life off the grid After Barrera s escape, Keller is brought back into the fold, charged with tracking down and capturing Adan And so, it begins again Keller vs Barrera Round Two.When I fini [...]

    15. I m only 60 pages or so in, but it s terrific so far, and has an epic feel to it Winslow either knows this world very well, or has done some amazing research.

    16. What an epic this is it s like about 4 different books combined into one as one cartel after another battles against each other It really is the Mexican drug equivalent of the Godfather or maybe all 3 Godfather films combined into 2 books.I ve seen reviews saying that is Winslow s best book but I think I d put it equal top with The Power of the Dog it is really a continuation of that and you need to read that first to get the most out of it If you ve already read and liked The Power of the Dog , [...]

    17. Nas p ginas iniciais de Cartel 2015 o escritor norte americano Don Winslow n 1953 refere que Este livro dedicado a Alberto Torres Villegas David Araujo Ar valo, jornalistas assassinados ou desaparecidos no M xico durante o per odo de tempo abrangido por este romance Houve outros Dessa extensa lista constam os nomes de cento e trinta e um jornalistas assassinados ou desaparecidos no M xico entre 2004 e 2012 uma contagem assustadora, mas que apenas um pequeno n mero de v timas, comparativamente co [...]

    18. One of the easiest five stars I ve ever given to a book Not only is this one of the most epic, sweeping crime novels I ve ever read, it s also a brilliant fictionalized history and inarguably a work of social activism Don Winslow is officially The Shit, later.

    19. For those of us that remembered Joaquin El Chapo Guzm n s vanishing act from his first maximum security prison stint at Puente Grande supposedly via a laundry cart in 2001 it was deja vu all over again when it was announced on July 12th that Shorty had done it again Unnoticed by guards, Guzm n pried open a 1 6 sq metal grill in the floor of his shower, went through the floor, down a ladder, along a tunnel d out the door onto his ride to freedom So thorough was the rehearsal that government offic [...]

    20. This was an okay book and it shed some light on the cartel situation in Mexico With full respect to Mr Winslow and his past work the book Power of the Dog was very good , I must say, however, that after reading two other novels on the subject recently, this one seemed flat Bolano s 2666 2666about all the murder rapes in Ciudad Juarez was very very much a horror story, and then Perez Geise s Send More Idiots Send More Idiotsabout a kidnapping was completely on the other end of the spectrum, trea [...]

    21. Fuck yeah, Don Winslow s The Cartel is here and I read it, and all I can say is Fuck Holy Fuck Fuck Yeah Although I m pissed that I tore through the entire book in less then a week I was busy, I had shit to do, like work, and eat, and sleep, and it just got in the way of me reading, but I still couldn t make it last than five days Shit, Winslow s the literary equivalent to Jon Stewart and The Daily Show because nobody demystifies the Socioeconomic Political Narco tangle of Mexico like he does I [...]

    22. This story follows on from The Power of the Dog It s not too often that you come across a second novel in a continuing storyline that is as excellent as the first novel A story of revenge, power and domination between Art Keller and drug lord Aden Barrera in South America It s a violent, dark and seedy world that they inhabit Sometimes difficult to ascertain just who the good guys are meant to be A fitting ending to the struggle between the two characters Time and money well spent and deserving [...]

    23. The dedication belies the standard disclaimer This is a work of fiction That dedication is a list of over 120 journalists murdered or disappeared in Mexico during the time frame of this novel 2004 2012 It ends with the chilling valediction There were others THE CARTEL opens in November 2012 with a familiar action sequence A Blackhawk carrying special forces flies on a clandestine assassination mission on foreign soil What follows is a flashback of the previous eight years of increasingly horrifi [...]

    24. I read The Cartel immediately after it s prequel The Power of the Dog According to the New York Times The Cartel can be read as a stand alone book but it s best to read the two books in sequence I agree.Together, The Power of the Dog and The Cartel span nearly 1,200 pages and 40 years and present a multifaceted view of the War on Drugs The Power of the Dog covers the first 30 years, during which the war was fought on a much intimate scale than it was from 2004 to 2014, the period covered by The [...]

    25. This book is filed under Fiction because it is a fictionalized account, but the events, the descriptions, the locations and even many of the names are very real The disturbing violence is very real The situations have precedence, and while I knew this overall, reading Winslow s recent article in Esquire, underscored it even See El Chapo and the Secret History of the Heroin Crisis It s devastating, but it s important Following the narrow, law enforcement both US and Mexican, and the journalists, [...]

    26. A eso del 18% estaba enganchado cual cliente de estos del cartel.A eso del 55% estaba aburrido y con ganas de que se acabara.Eso s , le he acabado porque hab a que saber como acababa la historia EL aburrimiento viene de que, si bien el planteamiento inicial describiendo como es la estructura del negocio de la droga en Mexico es buen simo, se eterniza en el desarrollo.Le e, parece Juego de Tronos Que si los de sinaloa se pegan primero con fulanito No, no, no, que luego contra los Zetas o se alian [...]

    27. The sequel to Power of the Dog Winslow continues his story about the warring drug cartels of Mexico, and the relatively ineffectual efforts by the U.S government DEA agent Art Keller is allowed back to try to bring down Adan, but the battle among the cartels does damage to each other as they vie for market share Nobody escapes the violence Winslow s dedication to and recognition of all of the journalists killed for their efforts to expose the truth impressed me Hard to believe that this is just [...]

    28. The Cartel is intense it s not your average thriller or crime drama though it has elements of both those genres A long time FBI officer is called back into the Mexican drug scene to hunt down an old enemy He reluctantly answers the call and then becomes sucked right back in to all the duplicitous action that surround drugs.The book is probably too long but it provides so much information given in such an interesting way that that s easily forgiven.

    29. Wow, what a shocking story Better review coming, but seriously, read this Find reviews and bookish fun at princessandpen

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