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  - DaveWilde - LibraryThing

The Power of the Dog is a big, sweeping, epic tale. It is only 560 pages long and I say only because this novel is so intoxicatingly good that it is difficult to put it aside even for a moment. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

A fictional history, based on reality, of the modern war on drugs as seen through the career of a DEA agent named Art Keller. The profits, corruption, side deals (arms for drugs) and violence are all here. Keller himself obliterates the rules in his quest to vanquish a Mexican cartel. 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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