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Gangster Warlords Audiobook

Gangster Warlords

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Publisher's Summary

In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps 500 body parts in metal barrels.

In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down 41 police officers and prison guards in two days.

In Southern Mexico a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies.

A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now - from the gas in your car to the gold in your jewelry to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the US.

Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the US after the Cold War.

Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access to every level of the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy makers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control - one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now.

©2016 Ioan Grillo (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Grillo's investigations into the cokehead brokers, dealers and professional killers who manage the supply and demand of cocaine involves him in a degree of danger.... An absorbing work of reportage." (Daily Telegraph)
"Grillo is a breathtakingly intrepid reporter, diving in where police fear to tread, seeking out men who wouldn't hesitate to kill him.... A grim, gripping book." (Francis Wheen, Mail on Sunday)

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    Just wasn't into it. was very thorough and had a lot of 3rd party stories, but was bored by the reader.

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    Keeps you bound astonished.
    Remarkeble insight by Mr Grillo and he let's you experiace

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    "The worst narrator for the book"

    The content of this book is fascinating, fabulously written and compelling. Providing a narrative for emerging economies that should be required reading for any politician wanting to make a change. BUT it is abysmally narrated. What possessed the producers to use this plummy, over the top British voice. It's sounds like it's been narrated by an outdated aristocrat and not a journalist familiar with current affairs. I should've rather bought the book!

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