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.
©2001 Mark Bowden, All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
"A gripping investigation...fascinating." (Booklist)
"Bowden hits another home run..." (Publishers Weekly)
"A master of narrative journalism." (The New York Times Book Review)
A man's got to do what a man's got to do..
It is difficult to conceive a story were the bad guys challenge to authorities and take control of a country through intimidation and fear. Yet it is the real story of Pablo Escobar and of his acolytes that controlled Columbia for about twenty years.
It is a very well written book by Mark Bowden, easy to read and packed with action, intrigues and passion. A fun reading !
Loved it. i had wathed Narcos and I was interested to see if there were dramatic liberties taken with the series. it seems they were pretty close. the story itself was the drama.
“As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker
It is impossible to verify the facts surrounding the hunt and killing of Escobar, so I am not sure how accurate it is. But this is as good as a nonfiction can ever be written
the abridged version is OK but would have perfered the full book instead. I wonder why it isn't available on Audible?
It might just be because I listened to the book on audible, but I had a tough time with the names. I felt like there was a new name mentioned every other minute, and I didn't know if the name would become important, or if it was just a passing reference. Despite this, I still loved the story and got a good sense of who Pablo was. Very much recommend!
I enjoyed this book due to its massive build up and its notorius inevetibilility of the ending.
it was ok i think there should be more in depth details on the lofe and tomes of escobar
Well written and narrated, gives a good insight into the lead up to the events and interesting to know the background from 1948 onwards on the history and culture, which answers the questions of the loyalty the public have to Pablo.
I have watched and read many books and articles on this topic and this by far is the stand out work I have enjoyed.
It wasn't flowery romantic it was portrayed as it was. Ruthless and violent.
my favourite book even better in audio a must read/listen only wish there was more
"Very interesting story"
Not read it
When they took down the mountain.....
Good and solid
Worth a listen, interesting how a bully and a thug with a bit of charm can take over a country....
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