Killing Pablo: The Inside Story of the Manhunt for the Most Powerful Criminal in History

Killing Pablo: The Inside Story of the Manhunt for the Most Powerful Criminal in History


By (author) Mark Bowden

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 387 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 32mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857891499
  • ISBN 13: 9780857891495
  • Sales rank: 25,160

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Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of the Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, the richest and most powerful criminal in history. The book exposes the massive illegal operation by covert US Special Forces and intelligence services to hunt down and assassinate Escobar. Killing Pablo combines the heart-stopping energy of a Tom Clancy techno-thriller and the stunning detail of award-winning investigative journalism. It is the most dramatic and detailed and account ever published of America's dirtiest clandestine war.

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Author information

Mark Bowden is the author of seven books, including Killing Pablo, Black Hawk Down and Guests of the Ayatollah. He was a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and other magazines. He lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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'Riveting' Sunday Times, Summer Reading 'A remarkable opus of investigative journalism' The Times 'Powerfully written and well researched' Independent on Sunday 'A psychotic safari.' Daily Mail 'A well researched and staggering account.' Time Out 'A brilliant reconstruction... rich with authentic complexity' Evening Standard'The season's best thriller.' Entertainment Weekly