The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel. Now the subject of the hit Netflix series Narcos.
Mark Bowden is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and other magazines.
Vivid, fast-paced and well researched * Sunday Times *
A remarkable opus of investigative journalism * The Times *
Mark Bowden's thrilling, completely engrossing book brings the man and his bloody times to vivid life. I couldn't put it down. -- Howard Marks
Powerfully written and well researched * Independent on Sunday *
A psychotic safari * Daily Mail *
A master of narrative journalism, Bowden employs the same techniques of reconstructing scenes and dialogue that made his bestselling Black Hawk Down gripping reading. * New York Times *
A well researched and staggering account. * Time Out *
A brilliant reconstruction... Clear and gripping * Evening Standard *
Reads like a Clancyesque thriller, it's fast-paced, full of page-turning intrigue, corruption, and thwarted pursuit. * San Francisco Chronicle *
A compelling, almost Shakespearean tale * Los Angeles Times *
If ever there was a real-life James Bond villain, Pablo Escobar was it... 10 times better than any fictional crime story * Uncut *