The Cartel

The Cartel

by Don Winslow


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The Cartel by Don Winslow

From the acclaimed author of The Power of the Dog—and continuing the gripping, harrowing story of the Mexican-American drug wars that fueled it—an electrifying new novel that spans a deadly decade and brings this tale of greed and corruption, revenge and justice, heroism and deceit into the present moment.

It's 2004. El Federación, the most powerful drug organization in the world, has been exploded and the Mexican drug trade has settled out into several cartels that exist in a state of tenuous accord. The patron of El Federación, Adán Barrera, is in solitary in a San Diego prison. Art Keller, the DEA agent who put him there—and killed his two brothers—is living at a New Mexican monastery, tending bees, the solitude and simple truths of the place a powerful antedote to his former "life of lies." But when Barrera negotiates a deal that lets him serve out his time in a Mexican prison, a series of events is set off that undermines whatever accord existed between the cartels, and a war of unprecedented scale and viciousness erupts. And with Berrera back in the world that he once owned and will do whatever he can to own again, Keller plunges back in the game, playing, as he always did, by his own rules. What ensues is an all-out war with players—honest and corrupt, victim and perp—on every level of society on both sides of the border. But it is also Keller's personal war on drugs, his own addiction, and the question that hovers above every move he makes: is he looking for justice or for revenge?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101874998
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 299,900
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author Don Winslow has written nineteen books and numerous short stories, as well as writing for television and film. A former private investigator and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.

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The Cartel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know...a worn out cliche, but truly, I had a hard time setting this novel down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining read and educational too. A bit long though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I now understand the futility of the war on drugs. What we need is a world not addicted to drugs. Without a buyer, there would be no seller. Winslow is an amazing author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brutally realistic. Brilliant story telling. If you read anything read Don Winslow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent novel. Well researched and very well written
mermao More than 1 year ago
This is the sequel to The Power of the Dog, which brings the fictional history of the war on drugs in Mexico up to the present, more or less. Closure is provided by the murder of the Mexican drug lord who is obviously based on "El Chapo" Guzman by the vengefully self-righteous DEA agent Keller - surely the most repulsive "hero" in all of popular fiction. In real life, of course, "El Chapo" was caught, imprisoned again, escaped again, and is currently at large. The war goes on to the detriment of Mexicans and Americans alike and unhappily, enough material will be provided for Winslow to write yet another sequel in a few years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don Winslow is a master at his craft. I was truly enthralled with this well researched and gritty read. This book gives you a close look and feel of the inside of the Mexican drug cartels history, from the inside out. Amazing research has gone into this book and the result is a very enjoyable, gritty story that reads like a text book. One needs to have a strong stomach for the true dealings of the cartels but these things are from the pages of the history of this violent ruthlessness and bloodshed that continues today....just south of the border. I was thrilled to have found this book and delighted with how thick it was, knowing that not only did Mr. Winslow really have something to say but that I was finally getting my moneys worth in todays book world. 594 pages is something that you can sink your teeth into. I've just started his book "Dogs" and I am amazed again by this mans writing talents. This book may even be better that "Cartels." If there was 10 star rating, I would give it to Don Winslow for Cartels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A riveting book that’s all the more intense because it’s based on real events. I couldn’t put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful sequel to the power of dogs. Unbelievable story that sees to mirror reality. Keller is a captivating character.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
In the follow up to ‘The Power of the Dog’, this book continues the story or Art Keller and Adan Berrera. Similar to the first book ‘The Cartel’ is full of gruesome violence synonymous with the drug trade. The story again intertwines various stories from around Mexico and the world into one larger story. The book seemed to move a bit faster than the first but was still very long but at the same time very interesting. If you enjoyed the first you’ll also like this one. If you want a suspenseful book and have a strong stomach this will be right up your alley as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant writing style and compelling story. The main characters are quite believable; the dialogue was convincing. The second half needed editing. It was way too long. Also, there was excessively graphic depictions of lots and lots of violence.
hollynoel06 More than 1 year ago
WOW. A good read. Unbearable to read at times but I'd definitely would recommend.
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Winslow does a great job putting you in the shoes of Art Keller among others in the midst of the terrifying war on drugs in mexico