The Power of the Dog is an explosive, intelligent historic thriller that takes the reader deep into the dark underbelly of the "Mexican Trampoline," – the trafficking of cocaine from Colombia to Honduras to Mexico to the United States. It is a shockingly violent page turner, featuring kings and pawns, violence and deception. At the same time, it is a serious and well researched historical novel, and a powerful indictment of the war on drugs, with its clandestine operations, hidden agendas, and shady politics.
Father Parada is an influential and devout Catholic priest. Adán and Raul Barrera are heirs to a massive drug empire. Nora Hayden is a world-weary young call girl. Callan is a ruthless contract killer from Manhattan. Obsessive protagonist Art Montana is a DEA agent and former CIA agent and boxer. Despite their disparate lives, all are trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación, and struggling to escape The Power of the Dog.
From Tijuana, Mexico to New York City's Hell's Kitchen and the jungles of Latin America, the complex story follows thirty years of the DEA's war on drugs at a breakneck pace. Well-drawn characters, an epic vendetta, and exceptional attention to historic detail help to establish The Power of the Dog as a thinking man's narco-thriller.
Acclaimed author and former private detective Don Winslow's celebrated novels include The Neal Carey, the Boone Daniels series, and Savages, which was voted one of the ten best books of 2010 by The New York Times.
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This explosive novel of the drug trade 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 incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s Kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it.