The Last Narco: Inside The Hunt For El Chapo, The World's Most Wanted Drug Lord

Malcolm Beith, Grove, $34.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-8021-1952-0
Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (a.k.a. El Chapo) is a legend in Mexican drug lore with a reputation as a charming, dangerous vice lord who effectively ran his operation at the peak of the violent drug battles over a decade. Using secret Mexican and American government records and interviews with officials, drug traffickers, and members of El Chapo's cartel, Beith, a journalist covering the Mexican drug war for Newsweek, provides an in-your-face account of the poor peasant boy who rose to become the most feared and ruthless of the drug lords, flaunting his wealth and power while eluding capture from a massive manhunt. Even when El Chapo's capture was announced, officials knew he would escape—and he did, returning to the mountains where troops couldn't touch him. Courageous, gritty, and gripping. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 06/28/2010
Release date: 09/01/2010
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