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Author Bowden, Mark, 1951- author.

Title Killing Pablo : the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw / Mark Bowden.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Atlantic, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  364.177 BOWDEN    AVAILABLE
Description 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue -- The rise of El Doctor -- The first war -- Imprisonment and escape -- Los Pepes -- The kill -- Aftermath.
Summary Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage - a reign of terror that would end only with his death. In an intense, up-close account, best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. operatives covertly led the sixteen-month manhunt." "Drawing on unprecedented access to the soldiers, field agents, and officials involved in the chase, as well as hundreds of pages of top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden creates a gripping narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a military technothriller. At every phase, he brings to life the men who brought the drug lord down. There is the Colombian president, Cesar Gaviria, afraid for his life and the future of his nation, who is forced to do the unthinkable: allow a foreign military to operate within his country's borders. There is the U.S. ambassador, Morris D. Busby, who brings in the most sophisticated surveillance team in the world, code-named Centra Spike, and the best team of manhunters, the mysterious Delta Force. And there is the leader of the Colombian forces, Colonel Hugo Martinez, an incorruptible man who lives under constant threat during the drug lord's reign - and whose own son plays a critical role on the fateful day when Pablo is finally found.
Subject Escobar, Pablo.
Escobar, Pablo. (OCoLC)fst00324655
Medellín Cartel.
Medellín Cartel. (OCoLC)fst01013572
Drug dealers -- Colombia -- Biography.
Fugitives from justice -- Colombia -- Biography.
Police -- Colombia.
Cocaine industry -- Colombia.
Drug traffic -- Colombia.
Cocaine industry. (OCoLC)fst00866018
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Drug dealers. (OCoLC)fst01432137
Drug traffic. (OCoLC)fst00898722
Fugitives from justice. (OCoLC)fst00935947
Police. (OCoLC)fst01068398
United States -- Foreign relations -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Colombia. (OCoLC)fst01205916
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780802123787 (paperback)
0802123783 (paperback)

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