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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw - Mark Bowden
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
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A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that would only end with his death. In an intense,... show more
A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that would only end with his death. In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes details never before revealed about the U.S.-led covert sixteen-month manhunt. With unprecedented access to important players—including Colombian president Cisar Gaviria and the incorruptible head of the special police unit that pursued Escobar, Colonel Hugo Martinez-as well as top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden has produced a gripping narrative that is a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142000953 (0142000957)
ASIN: 142000957
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
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wallerdc
wallerdc rated it
Great read! Reads like a textbook (in a good way). Loads of information!
Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it
2.0
The subject matter was very interesting, but the author's writing style was odd and sometimes confusing.The story details the arrests and eventual killing of Pablo Escobar. The majority of the story deals with a relatively short time period, so if you're looking for a detailed history or life story...
willemite
willemite rated it
This is great stuff! Bowden’s 1999 best-seller Black Hawk Down was a masterpiece of the genre. Killing Pablo, published in 2001, keeps that momentum going. It tells the tale of the rise and fall of, arguably, the greatest gangster (outside of government) of the 20th century. It is fast-paced, grippi...
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