Hunting El Chapo: Taking Down the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

Author(s): Andrew Hogan; Douglas Century

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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.

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Douglas Century is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. He has co-authored several New York Times bestselling accounts of undercover police investigations, including Under and Alone (Random House, 2005) and Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2002), a finalist for the 2003 Edgar Award in the category of Best Nonfiction Crime Book. He also co-authored If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice In America's Time of Need (Berkely, 2008), which won the 2010 Colby Award. A veteran investigative

General Fields

  • : 9780008245849
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : April 2018
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : Andrew Hogan; Douglas Century
  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
  • : English
  • : 364.1770972