The Power of the Dog

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Vintage Books, 2005 - Fiction - 539 pages
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From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film).

An explosive novel of the drug trade, The Power of the Dog, takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.

Art Montana 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 uncorruptable Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hitman. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tiajuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it.

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This is a very gripping story of a Mexican drug cartel and the battle to shut it down. It begins with a bang and rarely slows its pace. What separates it from many similar action novels is that the ... Read full review

Review: The Power of the Dog (Power of the Dog #1)

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This book does for the War on Drugs what Goodfellas did for the Mob. It offers an engrossing, thrilling story and also explains how the drug trade/war on drugs (for they are a two-headed beast) work ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Don Winslow has worked as a private investigator in London, New York City, and elsewhere in the United States, and as a consultant to law firms and insurance companies for more than fifteen years.

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