Just Finished Reading
The Power of the Dog
· Paperback: 560 pages
· Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (May 9, 2006)
· Language: English
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow published in 2005. The plot concerns the "Mexican Trampoline", this was when Columbian Drug Lords use Mexican smugglers to move cocaine across the US Mexican border.
I expected this book to cover more of the cocaine trade through Central America to the west coast of the United States, it was more a character study of Mexican Cartel Patrons and an assortment of underworld figures and obsessed federal law enforcement agents. The story is compelling and keeps your interest but if you’re looking for hard boiled action and prose to match I recommend James Ellroy and his Underworld USA Trilogy.