Mark Bowden's writing on the modern history of Columbia and the horror that engulfed the entire country for a decade is an astonishing piece of work.
This is a gripping work of non-fiction and is a truly powerful insight to one of the world's most notorious terrorists, Pablo Escobar.
A huge thumbs up.
Obsessive reader, 6-10 books a week, chosen from Member reviews. Fact & fiction, subjects from the Tudors to Tookie, Harlem to Hiroshima, Huey Long to Huey Newton. In-depth fair reviews - from front to BLACK!!!
As a woman who grew up during the time of plane hijacking, I found this book to be insightful and entertaining. In the years before the advent of the Internet and cable television, we were given very little information about these crimes. I wasn't even aware that there had been so many hijackings until I listened to this book. And I can't begin to tell you how stunned I was to discover that the most successful hijacker in history was a BLACK man! Well, well, well! This book is well-written, well researched, and entertaining. Well worth the cost of the trip!