Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo

The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A riveting nonfiction thriller reveals the inside story of how U.S. special forces and intelligence agencies led the largest manhunt in history to capture and contain Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, one of the most powerful and wealthiest outlaws ever known. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

Blackwell North Amer
Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage - a reign of terror that would end only with his death. In an intense, up-close account, best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. operatives covertly led the sixteen-month manhunt.
Drawing on unprecedented access to the soldiers, field agents, and officials involved in the chase, as well as hundreds of pages of top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden creates a gripping narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a military technothriller. At every phase, he brings to life the men who brought the drug lord down. There is the Colombian president, Cesar Gaviria, afraid for his life and the future of his nation, who is forced to do the unthinkable: allow a foreign military to operate within his country's borders. There is the U.S. ambassador, Morris D. Busby, who brings in the most sophisticated surveillance team in the world, code-named Centra Spike, and the best team of manhunters, the mysterious Delta Force. And there is the leader of the Colombian forces, Colonel Hugo Martinez, an incorruptible man who lives under constant threat during the drug lord's reign - and whose own son plays a critical role on the fateful day when Pablo is finally found.

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& Taylor

Reveals the inside story of how U.S. special forces and intelligence agencies led the largest manhunt in history to capture and contain Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, one of the world's most powerful outlaws.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780871137838
0871137836
Characteristics: 296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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stewstealth
Sep 02, 2018

An interesting look at the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar. A truly terrible human, though being human there was a love for family and friends. The "good guys" quite often showed that results can trump integrity. An easy to read narrative derived from multiple sources this book is very readable. Definitely worth reading if you are interested.

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pierce_b
Jan 23, 2018

Pablo Escobar was a monster lets face it, he would brutally take out anyone who stood in his way including policemen. This book does not make me feel sorry for him in anyway but it is an interesting account of how he built his massive drug empire.

He was at the right moment in time to build a empire of cocaine and successfully during the late 70's into the 80's take advantage of weak border security especially by land and sea to ship in crazy amounts of the drug. If a shipment was caught it was a drop in the bucket compared to all that was being brought into America.
Though he did give some to the poor it was all for show to gain public trust and admiration from the people of Columbia. This guy deserved his final end.

Good read and highly recommend.

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