The Power of the Dog
By (author) Don Winslow
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Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
Boomerang Books Recommends: One of the best thrillers of all-time. It has everything you could possibly want; love, power, betrayal and revenge set over twenty-five brutal years. It details America’s war on drugs and the complete farce it is on all levels. It portrays the devastating human cost of this “war” and the human indifference to this suffering by both sides and the never-ending tide of destruction that is cultivated and managed not by just by the drug cartels but by governments and their agents. Read more on our blog....
Book DescriptionDrug lord Miguel Angel Barrera is head of the Mexican drug federacion, responsible for millions of dollars worth of cocaine traffic into the US and the torture of those who stand in its way. His nephew, Adan Barrera, is his worthy successor. Art Keller is a US government operative, so determined to obtain revenge for a murdered colleague that his pursuit of the cartel veers dangerously towards an obsession outside the law. This is a world characterised by its brutality, yet all Winslow's incredibly varied cast - including a high class prostitute, an Irish hitman and a charismatic Catholic priest - are all in their own ways searching for salvation. Don Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page-turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel in the league of an Ellroy or Delillo.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099464983
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Don Winslow
Don Winslow has worked in the theatre, film and as a private investigator. He now works as an independent consultant in issues involving litigation arising from criminal behaviour.
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