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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User Review  - homericgeek - LibraryThing

This is a long book, but the length (as Jane Smiley writes about in 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel) is a promise, not a threat. The action is quick, the tension is high and the conflict is believable ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darcia - LibraryThing

Rating this book is extremely difficult for me. Parts were an absolute 5-star read. Certain things annoyed me so much, I wanted to put the book down and forget about it. Much of the book was some ... 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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