Author(s): Winslow, Don
Drug lord Miguel Angel Barrera is head of the Mexican drug federaci n, responsible for millions of dollars worth of cocaine traffic into the US and the torture of those who stand in its way. His nephew, Adan Barrera, is his worthy successor.Art Keller is the US government operative, so determined to obtain revenge for a murdered colleague that his pusuit of the cartel veers dangerously towards an obsession outside the law. In a world characterised by its brutality, all of Winslow's incredibly varied cast - including a high class prostitute, an Irish hitman and a charismatic Catholic priest - are searching for salvation. Don Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page-turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel in the league of Ellroy or Delillo.
About the author:
Don Winslow has always had the crime beat. He has smuggled money in South Africa, sold safari tours in China, and simulated hostage exchanges whilst working as a 'mock' terrorist for the Institute for International Studies. He has also worked in the theatre, film and as a private investigator. More recently he has settled down to work as an independent consultant in issues involving litigation arising from criminal behaviour. Also a prolific writer, his novels include The Life and Death of Bobby Z and California Fire and Life, and most recently, The Winter of Frankie Machine.
Number of Pages: 560
Publication Date: 20060501
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 199 mm132 mm35 mm
Weight: 393 gr