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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.

1. Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel (2017)

Best Drug Cartel Books You Should EnjoyWhat drug lords learned from big businessHow does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola.     And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work—and stop throwing away $100 billion a year in a futile effort to win…
Author(s): Tom Wainwright

2. 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. But the ghettos of Laredo, Texas—his border town—are full of smugglers and gangsters and patrolled by one of the largest law-enforcement…
Author(s): Dan Slater

3. 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. As the carnage of the drug war reaches surreal new heights, the two men are locked in a savage struggle that will stretch from the mountains of Sinaloa to the shores…
Author(s): Don Winslow

4. 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. Fortunately, some policy reforms quickly curtailed cartel-state conflict, but they…
Author(s): Benjamin Lessing

5. 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. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the CartelMiamor is a woman who uses her beauty to enhance her skill as a contract killer. She is the leader of The…
Author(s): Ashley & JaQuavis

6. 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. But under Mazur’s Armani suits and in his Renwick briefcase, recorders whirred silently, capturing the damning evidence of their crimes.The Infiltrator is the story of how Mazur helped bring…
Author(s): Robert Mazur

7. 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. So just continue reading each page and get ready to find out how to build drug cartels. This will give you clearer view on why a great number of people…
Author(s): J. D. Rockefeller

8. 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. Their leader was Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela – known as the Chess Player due to his foresight and calculated cunning.Gilberto and his terrifying brother, Miguel, ran a multi-billion-dollar drug empire like a corporation. They employed a politically astute brand of thuggery and spent $10 million to put a president in power. Although the godfathers from Cali preferred bribery over violence,…
Author(s): Shaun Attwood

9. 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? The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters, DEA assistance, and lots of money at the problem. But in secret, Washington is at a loss. Who are these mysterious figures who threaten Mexico’s democracy? What is El Narco?El Narco is not a…
Author(s): Ioan Grillo

10. 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. He smuggled tremendous amounts of drugs into the United States; he survived numerous attempts on his power—and his life—by rivals; and he blessed the town…
Author(s): Terrence E. Poppa, Charles Bowden

11. 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. prohibited the use and sale of drugs in the early 1900s, it has pressured Mexico into acting as its border enforcer—with increasingly deadly consequences.Mexico was not a helpless victim. Powerful…
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 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.

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

Author(s): Tom Wainwright
Publisher: PublicAffairs, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1454221

Wolf Boys Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel

Author(s): Dan Slater
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1571059

In the Shadow of Saint Death. The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America's Drug War in Mexico

Author(s): Michael Deibert
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group;Lyons Press, Year: 2014, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1349187

The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug Cartels, Organized Crime, and Terror Groups

Author(s): Jennifer L. Hesterman
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2013, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1205924

The Cartel: The Inside Story of Britain's Biggest Drugs Gang

Author(s): Graham Johnson
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 407 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1398920

Gangland: The Rise of the Mexican Drug Cartels from El Paso to Vancouver

Author(s): Jerry Langton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2011, Size: 780 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2389753

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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