By William C. Rempel
During this riveting and incessant nonfiction mystery, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing tale of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, a typical guy dealing with a unprecedented dilemma—a guy compelled to possibility every little thing to flee the robust and treacherous Cali crime syndicate.
Colombia within the Nineties is a rustic in chaos, as a vulnerable executive battles guerrilla routine and narco-traffickers, together with the infamous Pablo Escobar and his competitors within the Cali cartel. input Jorge Salcedo, a part-time soldier, a talented engineer, a revered businessman and kinfolk man—and a guy who despises Pablo Escobar for patriotic and deeply own purposes. he's brought to the godfathers of the Cali cartel, who're at battle with Escobar and desperately wish their foe useless. With combined emotions, Jorge has the same opinion to aid them.
Once inside of, Jorge rises to turn into head of protection for Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, critical godfather of the $7-billion-a-year Cali drug cartel. Jorge attempts to show a blind eye to the violence, corruption, and brutality that encompass him, and he struggles privately to maintain his integrity at the same time he's drawn deeper into the internet of cartel operations. Then comes an order from the godfathers that he can’t obey—but can’t refuse. Jorge realizes that his purely approach out is to carry down the largest, richest crime syndicate of all time.
Thus starts a heart-pumping roller-coaster trip of intensifying peril. Secretly aided through a couple of younger American DEA brokers, Jorge races time and cartel assassins to extract harmful proof, aid seize the fugitive godfather, and shop the lifetime of a witness designated for homicide. via all of it, loss of life lurks a unmarried misstep away.
William C. Rempel is the one reporter with entry to this tale and to Jorge, who continues to be in hiding someplace within the United States—even the writer doesn’t be aware of where—but has printed his event in gripping element. Salcedo’s is the tale of 1 outstanding usual guy pressured to possibility every little thing to finish a nightmare of his personal making.
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