On July 22, 1992, Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar walked out of the luxurious prison he built for himself and disappeared into the Colombian jungle. His audacious escape destroyed the nation's tenuous cease-fire with its infamous narcos, and pushed it into open war with the Medellin drug cartel.
Over the coming days and weeks, the United States launched a joint military and intelligence operation with the Colombian government, assembling a team of expert personnel and an arsenal of state-of-the-art weaponry and surveillance technology the likes of which the world had never seen. Their mission: to track down Pablo.
But this time, they knew it would not be enough to just capture Escobar. This time, they would have to finish the job. This time, they were going to kill him.
I found Mark Bowden's book very informative and on target with an honest and detailed description of the events that occurred during the hunt for Pablo Escobar. I really liked how Bowden was able to successfully portray both sides of the story: the Colombian side, with all the corruption and weak government; and the American side and all the tactics and operations the CIA/FBI/DEA and other organizations ran in Colombia. A must-listen for any person trying to learn more about the history of Pablo Escobar, narco-terrorism, the drug war, and much more. (Alejandro, Customer Service Representative)
"A gripping investigation...fascinating." (
"Bowden hits another home run..." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A master of narrative journalism." ( The New York Times Book Review)
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