On July 22, 1992, Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar walked
out of the luxurious prison he built for himself and disappeared into the
Colombian jungle. His audacious escape destroyed the nation’s tenuous ceasefire
with its infamous narcos, and pushed it into open war with the Medellin Drug
Over the coming days and weeks, the United States launched a
joint military and intelligence operation with the Colombian government,
assembling a team of expert personnel and an arsenal of state-of-the-art
weaponry and surveillance technology the likes of which the world had never
seen. Their mission: to track down Pablo.
But this time, they knew it would not be enough to just
capture Escobar. This time, they would have to finish the job. This time, they
were going to kill him.
Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise
and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. Bowden’s
gripping narrative sounds as if it were torn from the pages of a military
technothriller. Action-packed and unputdownable, Killing Pablo is a tour
de force of investigative journalism and a stark portrayal of rough justice in
the real world. Download and start listening now!