New York: Penguin Books, 2002. Second Printing. Paperback. USED - Good. Light wear to wrap, with creasing to top corner of back cover. Sticker residue to back cover. Toned. Top edge is heavily foxed. Clean, unmarked, tight. Insert with B/W illustrations. Sources. Index. 14 x 21.5 cm. 296 pp. Item #15198
A tour de force of investigative journalism - Killing Pablo is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that would only end with his death. In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes details never before revealed about the U.S.-led covert sixteen-month manhunt. With unprecedented access to important players—including Colombian president Cisar Gaviria and the incorruptible head of the special police unit that pursued Escobar, Colonel Hugo Martinez-as well as top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden has produced a gripping narrative that is a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.