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Best Drug Cartel Books You Should Enjoy

Our list of some of the best Drug Cartel books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel (2017)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyThe tale of two American teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and the Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unstoppable. “A hell of a story…undeniably gripping.” (The New York Times)In this astonishing story, journalist Dan Slater recounts the unforgettable odyssey of Gabriel Cardona. At first glance, Gabriel is the poster-boy American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome, and charismatic.
Author(s): Dan Slater

The Cartel (Power of the Dog Series) (2017)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyIt’s 2004. Adán Barrera, kingpin of El Federación, is languishing in a California federal prison. Ex-DEA agent Art Keller passes his days in a monastery, having lost everything to his thirty-year blood feud with the drug lord. Then Barrera escapes. Now, there’s a two-million-dollar bounty on Keller’s head and no one else capable of taking Barrera down.
Author(s): Don Winslow

Making Peace in Drug Wars: Crackdowns and Cartels in Latin America (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) (2017)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyOver the past thirty years, a new form of conflict has ravaged Latin America’s largest countries, with well-armed drug cartels fighting not only one another but the state itself. In Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil, leaders cracked down on cartels in hopes of restoring the rule of law and the state’s monopoly on force. Instead, cartels fought back – with bullets and bribes – driving spirals of violence and corruption that make mockeries of leaders’ state-building aims.
Author(s): Benjamin Lessing

The Cartel Deluxe Edition: Books 1-3 (2018)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyThe port of Miami brings in millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls eighty percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret. The secret is his illegitimate son, Carter Jones.
Author(s): Ashley & JaQuavis

The Infiltrator: The True Story of One Man Against the Biggest Drug Cartel in History (2016)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyRobert Mazur spent years undercover infiltrating the Medellín Cartel’s criminal hierarchy. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended–some of whom still shape power across the globe–knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. Together they partied in $1,000-per-night hotel suites, drank bottles of the world’s finest champagne, drove Rolls-Royce convertibles, and flew in private jets.
Author(s): Robert Mazur

Narcomics: Basics on How to Successfully Run a Drug Cartel (J.D. Rockefeller’s Book Club) (2016)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyWith the help of this book, readers will be given new ideas on how drug cartels affect the humanity. Lots of people are now interested in drug cartels. Because of this, they are now looking for some ways to start their own cartel. This may sound alarming for some, but for people who see drug cartels as a way to conquer the world, they will definitely find ways to turn their ultimate vision into reality. This book will open your mind on how millionaires make their own drug cartel.
Author(s): J. D. Rockefeller

The Cali Cartel: Beyond Narcos (War on Drugs) (2017)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyFrom the ashes of Pablo Escobar's empire rose an even bigger and more malevolent cartel. A new breed of sophisticated mobsters became the kings of cocaine.
Author(s): Shaun Attwood

El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency (2012)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyThe world has watched, stunned, the bloodshed in Mexico. Forty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. And it is all because a few Americans are getting high. Or is it part of a worldwide shadow economy that threatens Mexico’s democracy?
Author(s): Ioan Grillo

Drug Lord: A True Story: The Life and Death of a Mexican Kingpin (2010)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should Enjoy“Drug Lord is the real thing. Raw, immediate, indispensable.”—Don Winslow, author of The Power of Dog and California Fire and Life”The [drug smuggling] business goes on, the slaughtered dead pile up, the US agencies continue to ratchet up their budgets, the prisons grow larger and all the real rules of the game are in this book, some kind of masterpiece.”—Charles Bowden, from the introduction”Pablo Acosta was a living legend in his Mexican border town of Ojinaga.
Author(s): Terrence E. Poppa, Charles Bowden

A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War” (2016)

 Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyThe term “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair.But this diverts attention from the U.S. role in creating and sustaining the carnage. It’s not just that Americans buy drugs from, and sell weapons to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever since the U.S.
Author(s): Carmen Boullosa, Mike Wallace

Best Drug Cartel Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some drug cartel books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Drug Cartels Do Not Exist: Narcotrafficking in US and Mexican Culture

Author(s): Oswaldo Zavala
ID: 3289984, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

The Barabanki Narcos: Busting India’s Most Notorious Drug Cartel

Author(s): Lal, Aloke
ID: 2978428, Publisher: Hachette India, Year: 2019, Size: 953 Kb, Format: epub

Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming America's Wildlands from the Drug Cartels

Author(s): John Nores
ID: 3529346, Publisher: Gun Digest Media, Year: 2019, Size: 20 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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