9780008245849

Hunting El Chapo

Century, Douglas


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780008245849
Published: April 2018

Price: $32.99

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The incredible, untold story of the American agent who captured El Chapo, the world's most-wanted drug-lord. Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid, Al Capone, Ronnie Biggs, Pablo Escobar. But for every one of these criminals, there's a Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett or Slipper of the Yard. For Joaqu#65533;n Archivaldo Guzm#65533;n-Loera a.k.a. 'El Chapo' - the 21st century's most notorious criminal - that man is D.E.A. Special Agent Cole Merrell. This is the incredible story of Merrell's seven-year-long chase to capture El Chapo, a multibillionaire drug-lord and escape-artist posing as a Mexican Robin Hood, who in reality was a brutal sociopath responsible for the murders of thousands. His greedy campaign to take over his rivals' territories resulted in an unprecedented war with a body count of over 100,000. We follow Merrell on his quest to achieve the seemingly impossible: to cross the border into Mexico and arrest El Chapo, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a billionaire and Public Enemy No. 1, who had been evading capture for more than a decade and had earned a reputation for being utterly untouchable. This intimate thriller tells how Merrell single-mindedly and methodically climbed the ladder within the hierarchy of the Sinaloa Cartel - the world's wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking organization - by creating one of the most sophisticated undercover operations in the history of the D.E.A. From infiltrating Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of Mexican Marines, Merrell left no stone unturned in his hunt for the world's most powerful drug kingpin.

Details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780008245849
  • Published: April 2018
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Width: 15.3 mm
  • Height: 2.8 mm
  • Depth: 23.4 mm
  • Publisher: not specified

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