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Drug Lord: A True Story: The Life & Death of a Mexican Kingpin

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781933693859
Author(s): Terrence E. Poppa
Format: Paperback
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Dimensions: 137 x 209 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 346

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""Drug Lord" is the real thing. Raw, immediate, indispensable."—Don Winslow, author of "The Power of Dog" and "California Fire and Life"

"The drug smuggling] business goes on, the slaughtered dead pile up, the US agencies continue to ratchet up their budgets, the prisons grow larger and all the real rules of the game are in this book, some kind of masterpiece."—Charles Bowden, from the introduction

"Pablo Acosta was a living legend in his Mexican border town of Ojinaga. He smuggled tremendous amounts of drugs into the United States; he survived numerous attempts on his power—and his life—by rivals; and he blessed the town with charity and civic improvements. He was finally slain in 1987 during a raid by Mexican officials with the cooperation of US law enforcement. Poppa has turned out a detailed and exciting book, covering in depth Acosta's life; the other drug factions that battled with him; the village of Ojinaga; and the logistics of the drug operation. The result is a nonfiction account with enough greed, treachery, shoot-outs, and government corruption to fascinate true crime and crime fiction readers alike. Highly recommended."—"Library Journal"

Terrence E. Poppa, an award-winning journalist, was a finalist for a 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his investigations into the connection betwee
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