Wolf Boys: The extraordinary true story of two teenage assassins and Mexico's most dangerous drug cartel (Paperback)
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Wolf Boys: The extraordinary true story of two teenage assassins and Mexico's most dangerous drug cartel (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 06/07/2017
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At first glance, Gabriel Cardona is an exemplary American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome and charismatic. But his Texas town is poor and dangerous, and it isn't long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military.

Meanwhile, Mexican-born Detective Robert Garcia has worked hard all his life and is now struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spills over the border, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the Zetas puts him face to face with the urgent consequences of a war he sees as unwinnable.

In Wolf Boys, Dan Slater takes readers on a harrowing, moving, and often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade - from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the smuggling ports of Veracruz, from cartel training camps and holiday parties to the dusty alleys of South Texas. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate and vivid story of the 'lobos': teens turned into pawns for cartels. A non-fiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760291488
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A riveting story that takes us on an unforgettable descent into the dark heart of the drug trade. -- Michael Connelly
Engrossing and readable yet nightmarish vision of a hyperviolent and corporatised narcotics industry, seducing a new generation with minimal alternatives. * Kirkus *
Wolf Boys should be required reading, especially for anyone who supports the blood-chilling, appalling trade in illegal drugs. -- Chuck Palahniuk
Wolf Boys reads like an astonishing fictional thriller reminiscent of Brian De Palma's Scarface, but even more astonishingly it depicts actual events. Shocking. Eye-opening. Riveting. -- David Morrell, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MURDER AS A FINE ART
Wolf Boys is not just a page-turner, but a riveting cautionary tale. -- Allison Leotta, author of THE LAST GOOD GIRL
Read this book. It will reconfigure your understanding of the ongoing horror that is the War on Drugs -- T.J. English, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of WHERE THE BODIES WERE BURIED and HAVANA NOCTURNE

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