The Power of the Dog
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel comes an explosive novel of the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.
The prequel to The Cartel, and set about 10 years earlier, The Power of the Dog introduces a brilliant cast of characters. Art Keller is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Power of Revenge aka Wow!
This was a great book about the War on Drugs, politics, fear, greed, and revenge. This book is almost a continuation of James Ellroy's Underworld Trilogy (American Tabloid, Cold Six Thousand, and Blood's a Rover.) This book is engrossing and is filled with very human characters that are not "good" or "bad." This book changed my view of the world & I imagine it would do the same for anyone not living in the world this book portrays. This is a book that I'll remember...
This is a wonderfully written book. Winslow at his best. Great characters that are complex, flawed and in context...totally believable. Parallels actual events. Excellent!
Don Winslow has crafted one of the better books I have ever read. Power of the Dog is rich in detail. full of suspense, and moves quickly. The first time I read it, I felt chills run down my spine during some of the more suspensful scenes and upon re-reading it, I discovered new details evoking even stronger emotions.
Winslow has also crafted a book that gives one powerful insight into todays headlines on the War on Drugs; his stories seem to predate what is happening now (and in recent history). Although somewhat violent at times, the book is wonderfully written and a powerful read.