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'Breathtaking' JEREMY CLARKSON'Winslow's masterpiece so far should have a place on every crime freak's bookshelf Superb' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYA brilliant page turning thriller of power and revenge on the front lines of the drug warDrug lord Miguel Angel Barrera is head of the Mexican drug federación responsible for millions of dollars worth of cocaine traffic into the US and the torture and murder of those who stand in its way His nephew Adan Barrera is his worthy successorArt Keller is a US government operative so determined to obtain revenge for a murdered colleague that his pursuit of the cartel veers dangerously towards an obsession outside the law In a brutal world filled with striking characters from a high class prostitute to an Irish hitman and a charismatic Catholic priest everyone is in search of some kind of salvation or damnationDon Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel in the league of James Ellroy or Don DeLillo The Cartel the blockbuster seuel to The Power of the Dog is also available'Breathtaking' JEREMY CLARKSON'Winslow's masterpiece so far should have a place on every crime freak's bookshelf Superb' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYA brilliant page turning thriller of power and revenge on the front lines of the drug warDrug lord Miguel Angel Barrera is head of the Mexican drug federación responsible for millions of dollars worth of cocaine traffic into the US and the torture and murder of those who stand in its way His nephew Adan Barrera is his worthy successorArt Keller is a US government operative so determined to obtain revenge for a murdered colleague that his pursuit of the cartel veers dangerously towards an obsession outside the law In a brutal world filled with striking characters from a high class prostitute to an Irish hitman and a charismatic Catholic priest everyone is in search of some kind of salvation or damnationDon Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel in the league of James Ellroy or Don DeLillo The Cartel the blockbuster seuel to The Power of the Dog is also available'Breathtaking' JEREMY CLARKSON'Winslow's masterpiece so far should have a place on every crime freak's bookshelf Superb' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYA brilliant page turning thriller of power and revenge on the front lines of the drug warDrug lord Miguel Angel Barrera is head of the Mexican drug federación responsible for millions of dollars worth of cocaine traffic into the US and the torture and murder of those who stand in its way His nephew Adan Barrera is his worthy successorArt Keller is a US government operative so determined to obtain revenge for a murdered colleague that his pursuit of the cartel veers dangerously towards an obsession outside the law In a brutal world filled with striking characters from a high class prostitute to an Irish hitman and a charismatic Catholic priest everyone is in search of some kind of salvation or damnationDon Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel in the league of James Ellroy or Don DeLillo The Cartel the blockbuster seuel to The Power of the Dog is also available


5 thoughts on “The Power of the Dog

  1. says:

    This is my first Don Winslow book that I have read and after 20 pages I was hooked A thrilling read about an American agent in Mexico tracking the drug lords and trying to stop their tradeWarning the type face in this book is smaller than usual so if you prefer larger words on the page then this is not the book for youThe action is fast paced which keeps you coming back for to find out what is happening next as the plot twists and turns in unexpected ways Who will come out on top Art Keller an American Hispanic DEA agent or the Barrera familyI have already purchased the next book The Cartel and look forward to reading that next


  2. says:

    Far too long for me I am only on 32% and feel i have read three books I dont think i can face finishing itThe story and premise are sound drug running and bent police maybe i can pick it up again but doubt itWell i did pick it up again a few days later and stuck with it and proved myself wrong Turned out to be well worth the effort Picks up with various people through the years and how the drugs business moves from Mexico to Colombia Who is who how they move it The violence and all with a few central characters still around Yes i was mistaken Yes i have downloaded The Cartel


  3. says:

    I don’t uite know where to begin with this review The novel is so in depth and detailed about the cartel lifestyle and MexicanAmerican political systems that enabled it It that it is incredibly hard to breakdown The characterisation is brilliant the author slowly builds the characters up as the plot unravels You are left under no illusion what an immensely tough job it must be to enforce DEA law and attempt to stop the cartel’s flow of drugs Not only are the police facing a criminal network that spans the globe and is savage and violent in its approach But they also face dirty cops bribed officials and people who would put themselves above the good of the country and its citizens‘A lot of money goes into bribessilver or lead’The prologue opens in El Sauzal Mexico 1997 Art Keller our protagonist and US operative is at the scene of a violent and bloody murder 19 bodies lay slain including a mother and baby The death toll is 10 men 3 women and 6 children The victims were lined up against the patio wall and shot execution style Some of the family members show signs of torture leading the cops to believe this is gangcartel related One lone victim remains who was forced to watch the violence take placeThe novel goes on to describe the various methods of torture for crime committed For example traitors are shot in the back of the head and informers in the mouth Life is the cartel is far from easy‘El poder del perro’ – The power of the dogFrom the start the novel has a violent and explosive opening However the novel does go on to detail various areas of Mexico who is affected by the cartel trade which includes the poor and just trying to get by citizens But it also covers the policing how a multidisciplinary team approach is desperately needed But no one trust each otherArt Keller is new to Mexico at the opening of the novel but the end he is accustomed to the harsh way of lifedeath the cartels live by At the beginning he is suffering flashbacks from his tour in VietnamI wondered myself which would be worse war? Or the war on drugs?The DEA has been in operation 2yrs and Nixon has recently declared his ‘war on drugs’ stance This is as the same time Art find himself recruited from the CIA to the DEA Art is an experienced soldier but I believe at the beginning he was naïve at just how integrated the cartel structure is into everyday life His boss Tim Taylor hates him and he is isolated and alone in and new to Mexico This is when he first meets Adan Barrera‘Years later Art would have given anything in the world to have just killed Adan Barrera on the spot’‘A partnership made in hell’ – Art Keller & Tio BarreraThere are a wealth of characters from Father Juan to Nora Hayden it would be impossible for me to break down all the details of who fits into the plot and where just know that each individual mentioned is relevant and they all play a part no matter how big or small in the formation of a divideWhich will sit Art on one side of the fence and the cartel on anotherArt is also dealing with his own new marriage and personal problems He is a complex character and there is so much to Art than first meets the eye‘The only redemption for having a bad father is being a good one’Art has adapted the motto YOYO aka you’re on your own A motto that when dealing with the cartel will serve him well as you never know who you can trustWhen Art’s colleague Ernie Hidalgo goes missing all hell breaks loose the DEA will stop at nothing to return one of their ownAdan Barrera’s character also evolves He is uite the strategist and manages to ensure he is top dog of the cartel empire But how long can that last for?And how uickly can you be taken down or killed?Adan also has a daughter that suffers a rare genetic condition He personally feels responsible for this and it causes a huge rift in his marriage With both him and his wife ready to accept full responsibility for the condition‘Neither god nor science can help his daughter’The novel goes on to explain Adan’s rise within the organised infrastructure of the cartel drug trade‘Adan Barrera has reinvented the drug business’The cartels are comfortable with the situation of buying the very police sent to stop them they see it as a franchise a business expense‘Just look the other way be someplace else see no evil hear no evil speak no evil and the monthly payment will be there in full and on time’The cartel trade runs into profits of 8million a WEEK yes that is a WEEK It is easy to see that every man woman or child just has a price tag attached Except one man Art Keller can not be bought and will not be put on the pay rollIt just might be his downfall and he knows it‘He’s only sure that either he will kill Adan or Adan will kill him and those are the only two ways this thing can end’ – Art KellerThis novel has a deeply layered plot that covers politics corruption flow of drugs cartel wars deception and violence The last 20% is very intense and sets the scene perfectly for the next novel in the series The Cartel Which I already have sat on my tbr pileA fantastic insight into the real ‘war on drugs’


  4. says:

    We start in 1975 with our protagonist Art Keller watching opium plants burning in Sinaloa State Mexico A Vietnam veteran Keller now works in drug enforcement collaborating with government agencies including the CIA and the local state and federal branches of both Mexican and US police to try to stem the flow of heroin moving north from Mexico to the US We uickly learn that Keller is a maverick doesn’t get on with his bosses and is seemingly honest in stark contrast to many of his so called colleaguesWe follow Keller through a uarter century of fighting the same battle against the cartels corrupt officials and even his ostensible allies The story intertwines the drug trade with the story of a New York Italian crime family with a virulent disavowal of drug smuggling and a high end escort agency in California As the years pass we learn how the drug war encompasses weakly governed countries in Central America and how the US government used the drug was to funnel funds to anti communist operations in the same place Keller must watch as the cartels become a well oiled business whilst efforts to counter it become and inept and as a result Keller’s obsession with Adan Barrera the drug kingpin grows The book closes as the 21st century dawns with progress in the war on drugs negligible despite Keller’s sacrificesI have read some of Winslow’s other books including accidentally reading the seuel to this book before realising it was a seuel so I sort of knew the ‘end’ but that didn’t bother me Winslow writes in a deep engaging manner and you get a real feel for the places our protagonists inhabit Keller whilst not perfect is a sympathetic hero even when he crosses the line In fact one of the things I like most is that Winslow writes his characters so that you can even sympathise with a ruthless hitman and a hooker The descriptions of the never ending War on Drugs and the corruption whilst fictionalised still feel largely realistic – well publicised events about escaping drug kingpins and police working for drug dealers tell us Winslow has not strayed too far from the truthAbsolutely excellent and I would recommend The Winter of Frankie Machine and The Cartel


  5. says:

    First time read of a Don Winslow book Some excellent characters albeit some of the mobCIA characters are clichd It could do with a re edit as some chapters did not flow and the prose got messy in some parts It sagged a bit in the middle and I thought it over long and some of it predictable Some dark humour wouldn't have gone amiss either A decent holiday read but not particularly original in its scope