Book Details for El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin

El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin

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Format:  Paperback
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ISBN-10:  1568586582
ISBN-13:  9781568586588
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Title: El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin


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In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs on the American. El Sicario is the hidden face of America's war on drugs. He is a contract killer who functioned as a commandante in the Chihuahuan State police, who was trained in the US by the FBI, and who for twenty years kidnapped, tortured and murdered people for the drug industry at the behest of Mexican drug cartels. He is a hit man who came off the killing fields alive. He left the business and turned to Christ. And then he decided to tell the story of his life and work. Charles Bowden first encountered El Sicario while reporting for the book "Murder City". As trust between the two men developed, Bowden bore witness to the Sicario's unfolding confession, and decided to tell his story. The well-spoken man that emerges from the pages of El Sicario is one who has been groomed by poverty and driven by a refusal to be one more statistic in the failure of Mexico. He is not boastful, he claims no major standing in organized crime. But he can explain in detail not only torture and murder, but how power is distributed and used in the arrangement between the public Mexican state and law enforcement on the ground - where terror and slaughter are simply tools in implementing policy for both the police and the cartels. And he is not an outlaw or a rebel. He is the state. When he headed the state police anti-kidnapping squad in Juarez, he was also running a kidnapping ring in Juarez. When he was killing people for money in Juarez, he was sharpening his marksmanship at the Federal Police range. Now he lives in the United States as a fugitive. One cartel has a quarter million dollar contract on his head. Another cartel is trying to recruit him. He speaks as a free man and of his own free will - there are no charges against him. He is a lonely voice - no one with his background has ever come forward and talked. He is the future - there are thousands of men like him in Mexico and there will be more in other places. He is the truth no one wants to hear.




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Editor:Charles Bowden, Molly Molloy
Language: English
Pages: 209
Publisher: Nation Books
Size
Weight:0.5 Pounds
Length:8.3 Inches
Width:5.5 Inches
Height:0.5 Inches

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History > Latin America / Mexico
True Crime > Organized Crime



Book Details Summary: The title of this book is El Sicario and it was written by Charles Bowden (Editor), Molly Molloy (Editor). This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is May 10, 2011 and it has a suggested retail price of $15.99. It was published by Nation Books and has a total of 209 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 1568586582 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781568586588. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.


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