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A hugely ambitious, page-turning thriller of power and revenge on the front lines of the drug war.



Drug lord Miguel Angel Barrera is head of the Mexican drug federacion, responsible for millions of dollars worth of cocaine traffic into the US and the torture and murder of those who stand in its way. His nephew, Adan Barrera, is his worthy successor.



Art Keller is a US government operative, so determined to obtain revenge for a murdered colleague that his pursuit of the cartel veers dangerously towards an obsession outside the law. In a brutal world filled with striking characters, from a high class prostitute to an Irish hitman and a charismatic Catholic priest, everyone is in search of some kind of salvation - or damnation...



Don Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page-turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel in the league of James Ellroy or Don DeLillo.

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The Cartel, the blockbuster sequel to The Power of the Dog, is also available.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersPolitical / legal thrillerFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 27/04/2006 ISBN-13: 9780099464983  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Don Winslow has worked as a movie theatre manager, a production assistant, and as a private investigator. In addition to being a novelist he now works as an independent consultant in issues involving litigation arising from criminal behaviour. His novels include The Kings of Cool, Savages, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, California Fire and Life, The Power of the Dog, The Winter of Frankie Machine and The Dawn Patrol. In 2012 Savages was released as a blockbuster film.

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Customer Reviews

I came to these books backwards, reading The Cartel first. That the drug lord in The Cartel was based on El Chapo was easy to figure out, but I enjoyed the style of The Cartel and took it to be a work of fiction. The Year of the Dog is not as well written as is The Cartel. It bogs down in a couple of places, some sentences give you that fingernails across a blackboard sensation and most characters are so poorly defined they are nothing but caricatures. But - and this is really important - this is not a novel. This is a true crime book trying to pass itself off as a novel. Adan Barrera is based on a different drug lord than he is in The Cartel. But still, this is not fiction. It is such a thinly disguised account of the life of Benjamín Arellano Félix you wonder why Winslow bothered changing the names.

- 22/03/2018
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