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Summary ✓ The Power of the Dog ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ From the bestselling author of Savages now an Oliver Stone film This 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 aCiless hitman And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federaci 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. Power of the Dog can sit next to other books that portray the American Dream as dark bruise such as Libra American Tabloid and Dog Soldiers but it may feel uncomfortable as it lacks their power of prose depth of character none of the characters are cartoons though and stylistic heights but it does have their ambition and authenticity in its vision of history as double crosses compromises and bloody spectacle But this unfair as this is really a thriller at heart especially its finale inspired by Coppola and Scorsese movies than any literary forebears It’s odd that a genre entertainment like this tackles of what is rotten in the world than a lot of capitol “L” literature This book is also a historical novel and almost everything in it is based on some historical fact So you get to see the grotesue tapestry of the DEA CIA in Latin America Narcocartels Farc rebels wild Irish of Hell’s Kitchen Mafia the Catholic Churchand Opus Dei Heidi FlyssSp styled prostitution ring Chinese arms dealings and genocide in Guatemala El Salvador and Columbia in one book and under the umbrella of America’s war on drugs

Characters ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Don Winslow

Thers 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 mer. “Deliver my soul from the sword; my love from the power of the dog Psalms 2220”A ubiuitous theme in Don Winslow’s brilliant writing is an atavistic examination of power as a force of nature More than that power as currency – it is a neutral element existing as a tool to be used for various reasons and in multiple contexts There is the pre human foundational power of sinew tooth and claw – the muscular violent power of strength and speed in martial contest seen in modern use as military might but existing in a microcosm on any playground gym or bar This is the power of one against another in its most animalistic formBut there is also the power of persuasion – of sex and courage A beautiful woman has power latent in her every move glance and gesture Likewise any observer of a bantam rooster – fowl or human – knows the power of confidence In popular crime fiction this is freuently demonstrated by the tough Irish cop with whom no one will messThere is the power of God – manipulated and personified by the clergy and by the belief and faith in observants There is an old saying that religion has caused wars than any other source Whether as a motivator or as a pretext for land or other power exchange theology can be a force that exerts its power over us in clear or metaphysical waysWinslow’s 2005 novel begins with a government operator in Vietnam who transfers his jungle skills closer to home to take the war against the communists to the war on drugs as a DEA agent The author fills his decades in scope narrative with a heady mix of tasty characters to get to know From the possessed by ideal agent to the family Mexican drug dealers to the New York hired hitmen and Mafiosos to the government black operators who are just gangsters at a different level Winlsow’s Nora is also a deliciously complicated player – a high priced prostitute really of a latter day courtesan who exerts her considerable power over all those who come into her sphere of influenceTwo characters who stand out are Sean Callan and Sal Scachi Callan “the coldest mother I ever saw” was an inner city Irish loner who discovered his particular power of violence by accident in a bar in New York We follow his wet career of assassinations and violence throughout the book Winslow reveals Callan as a reluctant killer one who is tortured by his “ghosts” and who seeks absolution while always drawn to one jobScachi reminds me of Cormac McCarthy’s Judge Holden from Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West – a Mephistophelian personification of evil and a demonstration of Winslow’s theme that government is the biggest gang on the streetBrutal authoritative and compelling this is also clearly a very well researched work as Winslow outlines the socio economic effect of the drug trade and the parallel war on drugs on our global cultureHighly recommended though it’s unmitigated violence will not be appropriate for some readers

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The Power of the DogFrom the bestselling author of Savages now an Oliver Stone film This 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 bro. CIA DEA FBI NSA NAFTA irish mob italian mafia cold warriors sandanistas contras high priced whores corrupt priests reagan bush giuliani colombian druglords mexican cartels campesinos gomeros torture despair murder etc this is one sprawling motherfuck of a great book this guy leaves lehane pelecanos and any of his contemporary crimers um except ellroy in the dust gotta read of his shit viva don winslow y donkey don powell