El Sicario : Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man, Paperback

El Sicario : Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man Paperback


'If Juarez is a city of God, it's because the devil is scared to come here'.

A Juarez hit man (Sicario) speaks: he has killed hundreds of people, is an expert in torture and kidnapping, and for many years was a commander of the state police, receiving training from the FBI.

There is a contract on his life of $250,000, and he lives as a fugitive.

This is the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs - the murders, the corruption, the warring cartels, the complicity of the American and Mexican governments, by a man who has seen it and shared in the violence.

Through El Sicario's words we see, for the very first time, the life of a cartel hitman in sober yet graphic detail; the distribution of power in this mindblowingly corrupt country; and, the contrition of a man who became so disturbed by his day job that he would wake from nightmares throttling his own wife.

Framed by two pieces by award-winning journalist Charles Bowden that set the scene for the reader, this deeply chilling and important book shows us the Mexican drugs war as we've never seen it before.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780434021451



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