The Cartel

The Cartel

by Don Winslow


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The New York Times bestselling second novel in the explosive Power of the Dog series—an action-filled look at the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.

Book Two of the Power of the Dog Series

It’s 2004. Adán Barrera, kingpin of El Federación, is languishing in a California federal prison. Ex-DEA agent Art Keller passes his days in a monastery, having lost everything to his thirty-year blood feud with the drug lord. Then Barrera escapes. Now, there’s a two-million-dollar bounty on Keller’s head and no one else capable of taking Barrera down. As the carnage of the drug war reaches surreal new heights, the two men are locked in a savage struggle that will stretch from the mountains of Sinaloa to the shores of Veracruz, to the halls of power in Washington, ensnaring countless others in its wake. Internationally bestselling author Don Winslow's The Cartel is the searing, unfiltered epic of the drug war in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101873748
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Power of the Dog Series , #2
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 7,663
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author Don Winslow has written nineteen books and numerous short stories, as well as writing for television and film. A former private investigator and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.

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The Cartel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know...a worn out cliche, but truly, I had a hard time setting this novel down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining read and educational too. A bit long though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I now understand the futility of the war on drugs. What we need is a world not addicted to drugs. Without a buyer, there would be no seller. Winslow is an amazing author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brutally realistic. Brilliant story telling. If you read anything read Don Winslow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent novel. Well researched and very well written
mermao More than 1 year ago
This is the sequel to The Power of the Dog, which brings the fictional history of the war on drugs in Mexico up to the present, more or less. Closure is provided by the murder of the Mexican drug lord who is obviously based on "El Chapo" Guzman by the vengefully self-righteous DEA agent Keller - surely the most repulsive "hero" in all of popular fiction. In real life, of course, "El Chapo" was caught, imprisoned again, escaped again, and is currently at large. The war goes on to the detriment of Mexicans and Americans alike and unhappily, enough material will be provided for Winslow to write yet another sequel in a few years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don Winslow is a master at his craft. I was truly enthralled with this well researched and gritty read. This book gives you a close look and feel of the inside of the Mexican drug cartels history, from the inside out. Amazing research has gone into this book and the result is a very enjoyable, gritty story that reads like a text book. One needs to have a strong stomach for the true dealings of the cartels but these things are from the pages of the history of this violent ruthlessness and bloodshed that continues today....just south of the border. I was thrilled to have found this book and delighted with how thick it was, knowing that not only did Mr. Winslow really have something to say but that I was finally getting my moneys worth in todays book world. 594 pages is something that you can sink your teeth into. I've just started his book "Dogs" and I am amazed again by this mans writing talents. This book may even be better that "Cartels." If there was 10 star rating, I would give it to Don Winslow for Cartels.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great read. Third book I’ve read of his. Enjoyed each one and plan on reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me wonder when or if America will ever get a handle on our thirst for illicit drugs.
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A riveting book that’s all the more intense because it’s based on real events. I couldn’t put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful sequel to the power of dogs. Unbelievable story that sees to mirror reality. Keller is a captivating character.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
In the follow up to ‘The Power of the Dog’, this book continues the story or Art Keller and Adan Berrera. Similar to the first book ‘The Cartel’ is full of gruesome violence synonymous with the drug trade. The story again intertwines various stories from around Mexico and the world into one larger story. The book seemed to move a bit faster than the first but was still very long but at the same time very interesting. If you enjoyed the first you’ll also like this one. If you want a suspenseful book and have a strong stomach this will be right up your alley as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant writing style and compelling story. The main characters are quite believable; the dialogue was convincing. The second half needed editing. It was way too long. Also, there was excessively graphic depictions of lots and lots of violence.
hollynoel06 More than 1 year ago
WOW. A good read. Unbearable to read at times but I'd definitely would recommend.
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Winslow does a great job putting you in the shoes of Art Keller among others in the midst of the terrifying war on drugs in mexico