Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

by Andrew Hogan, Douglas Century

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Overview

Every generation has a larger-than-life criminal: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. But each of these notorious lawbreakers had a "white hat" in pursuit: Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Eliot Ness, Steve Murphy. For notorious drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera—El Chapo—that lawman is former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Andrew Hogan.

In 2006, fresh out of the D.E.A. Academy, Hogan heads west to Arizona where he immediately plunges into a series of gripping undercover adventures, all unknowingly placing him on the trail of Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a Forbes billionaire and Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States. Six years later, as head of the D.E.A.’s Sinaloa Cartel desk in Mexico City, Hogan finds his life and Chapo’s are ironically, on parallel paths: they’re both obsessed with the details.

In a recasting of the classic American Western on the global stage, Hunting El Chapo takes us on Hogan’s quest to achieve the seemingly impossible, from infiltrating El Chapo’s inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of trusted Mexican Marines—racing door-to-door through the cartel’s stronghold and ultimately bringing the elusive and murderous king-pin to justice.

This cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Hogan and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the reader behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062663108
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 97,496
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A former deputy-sheriff from Kansas, Special Agent Andrew Hogan graduated from the D.E.A. Academy and moved to Arizona in 2006 to work undercover inside the Sinaloa Cartel. In December 2012, he moved his family to Mexico City to head the D.E.A.’s Sinaloa Cartel desk, leading a manhunt that ultimately led to the capture of multibillionaire drug-lord and escape-artist El Chapo Guzmán.

Douglas Century is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. Co-author of Hunting El Chapo (Harper, 2018), he also co-authored several New York Times bestsellers, including Under and Alone (Random House, 2005) and Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2002), a finalist for the 2003 Edgar Award in the category of Best Nonfiction Crime Book. He also co-authored If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice In America’s Time of Need (Berkely, 2008), which won the 2010 Colby Award. A veteran investigative journalist, Century is a contributing editor at Tablet magazine and writes regularly for Billboard and The New York Times. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue El Niño De La Tuna 1

Part I

Breakout 9

The New Generation 27

El Canal 37

Team America 49

Part II

La Frontera 65

Df 75

Badgeless 89

Top-Tier 105

Abra La Puerta 125

Duck Dynasty 141

Los Hoyos 151

Part III

La Paz 171

Follow The Nose 193

Lion's Den 209

The Drop 219

Su Casa Es Mi Casa 235

El 19 245

Miramar 261

The Man In The Black Hat 271

Qué Sigue? 285

Epilogue

Shadows 297

Maps 313

Acknowledgments 315

A Note On Sources 321

Glossary 323

Index 331

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