This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world's most wanted drug lord. Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid, Al Capone, Ronnie Biggs, Pablo Escobar. But for every one of these criminals, there's a Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett or Slipper of the Yard. For Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera, aka 'El Chapo' - the 21st century's most notorious criminal - that man is DEA Special Agent Cole Merrell. This is the incredible story of Merrell's seven-year-long chase to capture El Chapo, a multibillionaire drug lord and escape artist posing as a Mexican Robin Hood who, in reality, was a brutal sociopath responsible for the murders of thousands. His greedy campaign to take over his rivals' territories resulted in an unprecedented war with a body count of over 100,000. We follow Merrell on his quest to achieve the seemingly impossible: to cross the border into Mexico and arrest El Chapo, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a billionaire and public enemy number one, who had been evading capture for more than a decade and had earned a reputation for being utterly untouchable. This intimate thriller tells how Merrell single-mindedly and methodically climbed the ladder within the hierarchy of the Sinaloa Cartel - the world's wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking organization - by creating one of the most sophisticated undercover operations in the history of the DEA. From infiltrating Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of Mexican marines, Merrell left no stone unturned in his hunt for the world's most powerful drug kingpin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003123/bk_hcuk_003123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A blend of Manhunt, Killing Pablo, and Zero Dark Thirty, Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century's sensational investigative high-tech thriller - soon to be a major motion picture from Sony - chronicles a riveting chapter in the 20th-century drug wars: the exclusive inside story of the American lawman and his dangerous eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo - the world's most wanted drug kingpin who evaded the law for more than a decade. Every generation has a larger-than-life criminal: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. But each of these notorious lawbreakers had a "white hat" in pursuit: Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Eliot Ness, Steve Murphy. For notorious drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera - El Chapo - that lawman is former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Andrew Hogan. In 2006, fresh out of the DEA Academy, Hogan heads west to Arizona, where he immediately plunges into a series of gripping undercover adventures, all unknowingly placing him on the trail of Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a Forbes billionaire, and public enemy number one in the United States. Six years later, as head of the DEA's Sinaloa Cartel desk in Mexico City, Hogan finds his life and Chapo's are, ironically, on parallel paths: They're both obsessed with the details. In a recasting of the classic American Western on the global stage, Hunting El Chapo takes us on Hogan's quest to achieve the seemingly impossible, from infiltrating El Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of trusted Mexican marines - racing door to door through the cartel's stronghold and ultimately bringing the elusive and murderous kingpin to justice. This cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Hogan and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the listener behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass, Andrew Hogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006299/bk_harp_006299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.