The Cartel

The Cartel
Author: Don Winslow
Pages: 615
ISBN: 9780525436515
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the acclaimed author of "The Power of the Dog" and continuing the harrowing story of the Mexican-American drug wars that fueled it--an electrifying new novel that spanning a decade brings this tale of greed and corruption, revenge and justice, heroism, and deceit into the present moment. Tall Premium Edition.zard.

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog
Author: Don Winslow
Pages: 539
ISBN: 9781400096930
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The seemingly disparate lives of a DEA agent, a drug lord, a call girl, a hit man, and a priest intertwine around a nexus of the drug trade involving the Latin American drug cartels, the American underworld, and the U.S. government, from the rise of the Mexican drug Federacion in the 1970s to the present day. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Cartel

The Cartel
Author: Ashley,JaQuavis
Pages: 278
ISBN: 1601621426
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Urban Soul
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Carter Diamon, the leader of The Cartel, which controls eighty percent of the cocaine industry, dies, his illegitimate son, Carter Jones, takes his place and starts sleeping with the enemy--Miamor, the leader of The Murder Mamas, who wants to take down The Cartel. Original.

The Cartel Deluxe Edition

The Cartel Deluxe Edition
Author: Ashley,JaQuavis
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1622866290
Available:
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Urban Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars' worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls eighty percent of it. Miamor is the leader of The Murder Mamas. When her crew is hired to take down the Cartel, they get caught slipping, and Miamor loses her sister in the process. She is determined to get revenge. Thus begins the saga of the Cartel, the New York Times bestselling series by street lit superstars Ashley & Jaquavis. Now fans can relive the story of the Diamond family in this deluxe edition, with books one through three all under one cover.

The Cartel 6 The Demise

The Cartel 6  The Demise
Author: Ashley & JaQuavis,JaQuavis Coleman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250066992
Available:
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cartel series is back...and more deadly than ever. Las Vegas. A city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel's plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but comes with great sacrifice. The stakes have never been this high, and rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, The Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle. Will the Cartel prevail...or fall victim to the city's black cloud? And if there's one rule in the town of Vegas, it's that when the dust settles, there can only be one winner, in The Cartel 6: The Demise, by New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis.

Narconomics

Narconomics
Author: Tom Wainwright
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781610395847
Available:
Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What drug lords learned from big business How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the 300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work—and stop throwing away 100 billion a year in a futile effort to win the “war” against this global, highly organized business. Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers. The cast of characters includes “Bin Laden,” the Bolivian coca guide; “Old Lin,” the Salvadoran gang leader; “Starboy,” the millionaire New Zealand pill maker; and a cozy Mexican grandmother who cooks blueberry pancakes while plotting murder. Along with presidents, cops, and teenage hitmen, they explain such matters as the business purpose for head-to-toe tattoos, how gangs decide whether to compete or collude, and why cartels care a surprising amount about corporate social responsibility. More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.

The Cartel 4

The Cartel 4
Author: Ashley,Jaquavis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781622860180
Available:
Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Urban Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You thought The Cartel was over, but Diamonds are forever. . . . The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, they're still standing tall, and a new era has begun. After surviving a failed attempt on her life, Breeze has moved into the queen's position by Zyir's side. Zyir has taken over the empire and locked down Miami's streets. He has the world in his palms, but there is always new blood ready to overthrow the throne. Young Carter has retired and moved away from the madness—that is, until he gets an unexpected visitor at his home. This person shakes up the whole family, causing chaos that threatens to bring down the Cartel for good. New York Times bestselling authors Ashley and JaQuavis deliver the highly anticipated fourth installment of the wildly popular Cartel series.

The Cartel

The Cartel
Author: Stephen Breen,Owen Conlon
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781844884018
Available:
Release: 2017-04-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The No.1 Bestseller The definitive account of the rise of the Kinahan gang and the deadly feud that has shocked the nation. __________ February 2016. A daring gun attack in the Regency Hotel brings Dubliner Christy Kinahan and his international criminal cartel to a horrified public's attention. Kinahan's son Daniel, the target of the attack, escapes. A trusted henchman dies at the scene. And the deadly rivalry between the Kinahans and the family and associates of the veteran Dublin gangster Gerry Hutch is now all-out war. The Cartel offers a unique behind-the-scenes account of how Kinahan got so big, and why a local feud could bring about the unravelling of his global crime empire. __________ 'It's incisive, it's intriguing, it's fascinating' Ryan Tubridy 'Fascinating!' Keith Ward, FM104

Cartel Wives

Cartel Wives
Author: Mia Flores,Olivia Flores
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781538745267
Available:
Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An astonishing, revelatory, and redemptive memoir from two women who escaped the international drug trade, with never-before-revealed details about El Chapo, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the dangerous world of illicit drugs. Olivia and Mia Flores are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Their husbands worked with--and then brought down--El Chapo, as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. They had everything money could buy: luxury cars, huge houses, and expensive jewelry--but they chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. They knew that life was about more than wealth; it was about love, family, and doing what's right. Cartel Wives is a love story, a "Married to the Mob" story, an insider's look into the terrifying but high-flying empire of the new world of drugs, and, finally, the story of a major DEA and FBI operation.

The Cartel 6 The Demise

The Cartel 6  The Demise
Author: Ashley & JaQuavis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466874909
Available:
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cartel series is back...and more deadly than ever. Las Vegas. A city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel's plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but comes with great sacrifice. The stakes have never been this high, and rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, The Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle. Will the Cartel prevail...or fall victim to the city's black cloud? And if there's one rule in the town of Vegas, it's that when the dust settles, there can only be one winner, in The Cartel 6: The Demise, by New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis.

Cartel The Coming Invasion of Mexico s Drug Wars

Cartel  The Coming Invasion of Mexico s Drug Wars
Author: Sylvia Longmire
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780230340558
Available:
Release: 2011-10-18
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.

Wolf Boys

Wolf Boys
Author: Dan Slater
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501126628
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tale of two American teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and the Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unstoppable. “A hell of a story…undeniably gripping.” (The New York Times) In this astonishing story, journalist Dan Slater recounts the unforgettable odyssey of Gabriel Cardona. At first glance, Gabriel is the poster-boy American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome, and charismatic. But the ghettos of Laredo, Texas—his border town—are full of smugglers and gangsters and patrolled by one of the largest law-enforcement complexes in the world. It isn’t long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of juvenile crime, which leads him across the river to Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel: Los Zetas. Friends from his childhood join him and eventually they catch the eye of the cartel’s leadership. As the cartel wars spill over the border, Gabriel and his crew are sent to the States to work. But in Texas, the teen hit men encounter a Mexican-born homicide detective determined to keep cartel violence out of his adopted country. Detective Robert Garcia’s pursuit of the boys puts him face-to-face with the urgent consequences and new security threats of a drug war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys, Slater takes readers on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate story of the lobos: teens turned into pawns for the cartels. A nonfiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting.

L A Noir

L A  Noir
Author: James Ellroy
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9781448108619
Available:
Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three of Ellroy's most compelling novels featuring Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins in one volume. Blood On The Moon: 20 random killings of women are unconnected in police files. But Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins sees a pattern. As he is drawn to the murderer, the two men face a confrontation pitting icy intelligence against white-heated madness. . . Because The Night: Jacob Herzog, hero cop, has disappeared. A multiple murder committed with a pre-Civil War revolver remains unsolved. Are the two cases connected? As Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins pieces the puzzle together he discovers the darker threat of John Haviland, a psychiatrist whose pleasure comes from the manipulation of the weak and lonely. Suicide Hill: Duane Rice leaves jail with good news and bad news: two adulterous bank managers are ripe for squeezing, but Vandy, who he is obsessed with making a rock star, has disappeared. An orgy of violence erupts as Duane's partner goes beserk and Duane settles scores with knife and bullet. Leading the manhunt Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins stumbles on a horrifying conspiracy of corruption and betrayal- among his own colleagues. Ellroy's three great early novels are available in one volume for the first time - the books that led up to his LA Quartet.

The Cartel Deluxe Edition

The Cartel Deluxe Edition
Author: Ashley,Jaquavis
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781622866304
Available:
Release: 2018-02-01
Editor: Urban Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls eighty percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret. The secret is his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the Cartel Miamor is a woman who uses her beauty to enhance her skill as a contract killer. She is the leader of The Murder Mamas. When her crew is hired to take down the Cartel, they get caught slipping, and Miamor loses her sister in the process. She is determined to get revenge. Unknowingly, she meets the son of Carter Diamond, and he immediately catches her heart. She is sleeping with the enemy, and when she finds out, she is torn between love and revenge. Thus begins the saga of the Cartel, the New York Times bestselling series by street lit superstars Ashley & Jaquavis. Every book in the series is full of their trademark fast-paced drama, deceit, and plot twists that will leave you shocked. Now fans can relive the story of the Diamond family in this deluxe edition, with books one through three all under one cover.

The Cartel 7 Illuminati

The Cartel 7  Illuminati
Author: Ashley & JaQuavis,JaQuavis Coleman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466874916
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues in the next explosive book in the Cartel series from the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis. After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel’s reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother, six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out the way and off the radar of the Feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison. Miamor’s freedom is guaranteed—provided Carter help create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?

Long Live the Cartel

Long Live the Cartel
Author: JaQuavis
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9798670717946
Available:
Release: 2020-07-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the world of the Cartel, there are many pitfalls and family curses. In the city of Miami, the good die young and the bad live forever. The first family of Miami, The Diamonds, are back and more ruthless than ever. When the family has to deal with the sins of the father, karma comes back and rests on the shoulders of Carter "CJ" Jones II . The life his father never wanted for him, calls him and the allure of family tradition sucks him in so deep, that he falls victim to the game. This story shows the second coming of a king and solidifies the cartel family tree in the roots of the streets forever.Ride with a new regime as Carter II and his cousin Mo attempt to carry the legacy of their fathers on their shoulders. Will the city respect them? Or have the ghosts of the past been erased by a new wave of hustlers. Miami was forever changed when Carter and Miamor came to town. Can The Cartel ever regain their strength or was their fall from power too devastating to repair?Ashley and JaQuavis dive into their franchise series once more and give their fans a taste of classic urban storytelling.

The Cartel

The Cartel
Author: Graham Johnson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781780572840
Available:
Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A global workforce. Billions in sales. But, unlike Tesco or BP, few have heard of it. The Cartel is Britain’s biggest drugs organisation, a shadowy network stretching from the freezing, fog-banks of the Mersey to the glittering marinas of Marbella, from the coffee shops of Amsterdam to the trading floors of Canary Wharf. Run by godfathers as rich as Branson but kept in line by a new generation of teenage killers. Here is the inside story.

The Cartels The Story of Mexico s Most Dangerous Criminal Organizations and their Impact on U S Security

The Cartels  The Story of Mexico s Most Dangerous Criminal Organizations and their Impact on U S  Security
Author: George W. Grayson Professor Emeritus
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781440829871
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Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An up-to-date examination of Mexico's version of the "War on Drugs" that exposes the evolution of major cartels and their corruption of politicians, law-enforcement agencies, and the Army. • Documents the origins of Mexico's drug industry to explain today's situation involving a graft-ridden Army, suborned police, ruthless capos, unethical office-holders, and U.S. security forces • Emphasizes the threat that the widespread criminality represents to the United States, as well as the constraints on Washington's ability to solve its neighbor's crisis • Exposes the linkages between elected officials, particularly governors, and the underworld • Illustrates the challenges that will remain, even if the cartels were shattered, by the presence of a human infrastructure of 500,000 men, women, and children skilled in kidnapping, extortion, torture, murder for hire, human smuggling, and dozens of other crimes

The Kings of Cool

The Kings of Cool
Author: Don Winslow
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451665345
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Release: 2012-06-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel, The Force, and The Border In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Among the most celebrated literary thrillers, Savages was a Top 10 Book of the Year selection by Janet Maslin in The New York Times and Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly. Now, in this high-octane prequel to Savages, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, The Kings of Cool is a breathtak­ingly original saga of family in all its forms—fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and lovers. As the trio at the center of the book does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents’ history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will force Ben, Chon, and O to choose between their real families and their loyalty to one another.

Queen of the Cartel

Queen of the Cartel
Author: Michael Goins
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1502501961
Available:
Release: 2014-09-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She was royalty. Not because of her bloodline, but because of the blood she had spilled to achieve her objectives. Not because of her birthright, but because of the successes she had achieved in what was considered a man's world. She was willing and able to use any weapon, from a Glock to her magnificent body, a body that not only turned men's heads, but also changed men's minds. Her chosen trade, or the one that had been chosen for her, was drugs. She controlled every aspect of the South American cocaine trade, from production and distribution, to the strung out junkie trying to sell a hit in some darkened back alley. She was loved and hated, admired and abhorred, but always respected by every other dealer in the business. Her name --- Katrina Santiago. Her title --- Queen of the Cartels. To the people of South America, she was known as the tarantula. A deadly arachnid that killed with a frenzy. At a very young age, she and her family worked in the cocaine fields of Bogota for a man named Cardinal Castros. Cardinal Castros controlled the drug exchange coming out of South America. When his interest turned from his empire to Katrina Santiago's eleven-year-old sister, she did what any sister would have done; she killed him and disappeared. Years later, she resurfaced with enough power to become the first female drug lord of South America. That power eventually found its way across the Atlantic into Miami, where the families on the eastern seaboard had to respect the new order. Even though she was now in control of the drug world, she would never be at peace. There was a contract for her head, passed down through two decades, and it was one that had to be filled.