The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
ISBN10: 0142000957 ISBN13: 9780142000953 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Apr 1 2002 Pages: 296 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
A tour de force of investigative journalism-this 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."