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

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

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The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord by Malcolm Beith, John Allen Nelson

The dense hills of Sinaloa, Mexico, are home to the most powerful drug lord since Pablo Escobar: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Responsible for uncountable murders since taking charge of the Sinaloa cartel in the 1990s, and a central figure in the recent surge in drug-related violence and bloodshed, Guzman is among the world's ten most wanted men—and also appeared on Forbes magazine's 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.

The all-out war between the Mexican cartels has isolated Guzman from former partners at the same time that the Mexican government has intensified its fight to restore order and end the terror. With El Chapo vulnerable as never before, Mexican and DEA authorities are closing in, and journalist Malcolm Beith, a Newsweek contributor who has spent years reporting on the drug wars, follows the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzman's cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo's legendary rise from a poor farming family to the "capo" of the world's largest drug empire. Renowned for his charisma as much as for his brutality, Guzman's defiance of authorities and mythical exploits—including his escape from Puente Grande prison in a laundry cart—have made him a folk hero across Mexico.

Through Guzman's story, Beith uncovers the secret history of the Mexican cartels' rise to dominance, from their early years assisting the Colombians to the bloody power struggles and new barbarism of today. Guzman emerges as the last remaining narco of the old mold who ruled by principles and whose capture will signal the end of an era. The Last Narco is an essential book about one of the most pressing and dramatic stories in the news today—a true crime thriller happening in real time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400168958
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Malcolm Beith, a writer based in Mexico City, has covered the drug war for Newsweek and has contributed to Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, and Jane's Intelligence Weekly.

John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.

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Last Narco 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
90066 More than 1 year ago
This book is a waste of money the whole book is based on news stories and news paper articles and has alot of wrong information. You will be better of if you google el chapo. This book was really disapointing so do not buy it i will give you the one i bought so you will not waste your money. And he makes fun of the mexican culture that has nothing to do with the cartels or drug wars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really good....=(.......nevermind read it for yourself i cant tell you i dont want to spoil it. Just letting you know its really good !
Antonio Rosas More than 1 year ago
great book so detailed recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hola! El libro es muy bueno. Me gusta!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Que tu ace con tu vida
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lograste convertir a mexico en una potencia economica. Lograste que los mexicanos se nos respetara a plata y plomo. Lograste que los Mexicanos ya no fuesemos un Chavo del Ocho mas. Pero la Cagaste en permitir que tus subordinados mediocres y sin una gota de pedigri convirtieran a mexico en una zona de combate. ESO NUNCA TE LO VA A PERDONAR LA PATRIA Y LA PATRIA SOMOS TODOS LOS MEXICANOS DE ESTA Y FUTURAS GENERACIONES.....!!!!!
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