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Inhaltsangabe

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.

Art Montana is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell's Kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. All of them are trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación.

From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

©2005 Don Winslow (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"A pit bull of a book. Once unleashed, this thriller...charges and attacks without mercy, shredding anyone in its path....A well-tuned plot, driving rhythm, intelligence and a touch of politics." ( Washington Post)

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  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars

just brutal

for splatter fans. nach dem Beginn hätte ich schon kein Bock mehr. detaillierte Beschreibungen von Gewalt und Verletzungen

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

Heroes and Villains in the Vile War on Drugs

THE POWER OF THE DOG is an epic story about the war on drugs in South America, unique in its grotesque and disgusting detail and the incredible insight in this web of political ambitions, personal greed and unbelievable cruelty. The most outstanding aspect of this book is the ambiguity of the main characters. There are no villains and heroes in this game, all the players in this vile business get tainted by the inhuman and vicious battle, the shocking indifference towards suffering and the disrespect of human lives. It is a realistic, but cruel description of the secret war against drugs.

Don Winslow tells the story of the DEA agent Art Keller fighting the Barrera cartel. Unfortunately Art made a huge mistake in his first assignment in Mexico, he befriended the Barrera brothers and their uncle Tico, the local druglord. This relationship will haunt him for the rest of his life, because the Barrera family will become his fiercest enemy in the war on drugs. Several other important characters get tied into this intricate game of violence and intrigue. There is Nora, the high class hooker, who becomes romantically involved with one of the Barrera brothers and there is Father Parada, who is fighting for the rights of the impoverished farmers and native Indians and who is disgusted by the opportunistic position of the church in Mexico.

Of course, there is also the mob in the US and the meddling of the CIA in South America. Don Winslow does not refrain from pointing out the hideous role US politics played in South America, the weapons deal with the Sandinistas, the eviction and killing of native tribes in the rainforest and so on.

It is a powerful and honest book. It is not always fun to read, but it is hard to put down.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

Very interesting and thrilling story

This narrative has much more depth than I expected. The scenario almost seems to be real, told using imaginary people. I really love the style and language (I am not a native English reader). And it is thrilling until the last line. Some descriptions of brutalities is nothing for weak nerves, though. And the ending of the novel is a matter of taste - but I certainly won't go into details here😊

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Helmut
  • Köln, Deutschland
  • 06.07.2013

Schwere Geschütze

Wer dieses Buch liest, bzw. hört braucht starke Nerven. Don Winslow schafft es niemanden zu glorifizieren und niemanden zum Dämonen zu machen. Die "Guten" sind genau wie die "Bösen" skrupellos, brutal und unmoralisch. Sie sind genau so liebevoll, herzlich und human - nur jeder nimmt sich das eigene Recht und die eigene Moral zum Maßstab. Also wie in der richtigen Welt. Schöne Scheiße

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anton
  • Ostrach, Deutschland
  • 09.06.2013

Gute Unterhaltung

Das Buch bietet spannende Unterhaltung. Lediglich der Sprecher liest zu schnell in Passagen, die politische Hintergründe erläutern sollen. Da werden einem spanische Namen und Verstrickungen, die sonst in der Story nicht vorkommen, in Rekordgeschwindigkeit um die Ohren gehauen.
Sonst eigentlich ganz gut

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