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Download ePub Ñ The Power of the Dog ó 542 pages æ moneyexpresscard ↠ 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 BarreCiless 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 Deliver my soul from the sword; my love from the power of the dog Psalms 2220 Art can't decide whether the War on Drugs is an obscene absurdity or an absurd obscenity In either case it's a tragic bloody farce Don Winslow The Power of the DogLike most book series I began the Power of the Dog series backwards I read The Cartel first and this one second Ass Backwards But It didn't feel like I was reading it in reverse as much as just digging deeperDon Winslow's look at the Mexican Drug WarUS War on Drugs is told through the primary perspective of Art Keller a lone wolf obsessive DEA agent But the story actually has four or five primary narrative threads There is Art Keller DEA Nora Hayden High class call girl Father Prada Catholic BishopCardinal Adán Barrera CartelFederation head and Sean Callan Irish gangster and hitman These characters are all suffering from their own needs their own stories they can't seem to escape and their own cold pragmatism These are characters that seem all able to survive through a pragmatic realism and a cold calculation that both allows for their survival but also contributes to the suffering around them Father Prada excludedLike in the best of Le Carré the best parts of these novels contemplates the evils committed by bureaucracies trying to maintain control the Catholic Church or power Mexican government or ideological visions CIA and DEA It is a dizzying hole to look down when you start thinking of the evil that gets perpetrated in the name of Apple Pie and GodObviously this is fiction especially the actual narratives around Art Keller etc But like the best of Historical Fiction it is able to convey the temperature and altitude of the real world it is describing Often good historical fiction provides an understanding that almost surpasses good history or biography in relaying the truth about certain situations 'The Power of the Dog' and 'The Cartel' together do this for the Mexican Drug war Close your eyes after reading these novels and you almost can see how close to the truth these fictions can be Classic historical fiction does this by fictionalizing the primary characters and activities but keeping the setting and the scenes as close to reality as possible This series puts Winslow next to Norman Mailer John Le Carré James Ellroy and Alan Furst in the historical fictionthriller category

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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 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

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The Power of the DogThers 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