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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 dangerous counternarcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.
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By Anonymous User on 05-04-18
honest, but poorly written
I understand that this book was a story of how a dea agent caught Chapo. This isn't a Chapo biography. I thought that I would get a better understanding of Chapo after listening to the book, but I didn't. Throughout the book he continues to state all the info he gets on Chapo, which are from wire taps. If he has all this info on Chapo,....tell us about Chapo...if he went into more detail about Chapos day to day life, I think the book would have been better.. how many calls does he make a day..? how much money does he make a day..?how does he engineer his empire..? what countries does he operate in..? does he drink..? does he use drugs..? which drugs, if so..? does he have parties everyday..? I understand that a dea agent wrote this book, I wasn't expecting Shakespeare, but I don't know much more about Chapo, than before I heard the book..
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By seri on 04-19-18
Loved everything about it
Narration was great and the story.... wow! I couldn't stop listening. I didn't know much about this drug cartel leader until listening to this book so I didn't know how it ended. Does he live or not? Escape or not? It wasn't until the very end that my memory was jogged with some of the news headlines I had briefly read last year. Needless to say, reading this was like reading a suspense novel. I was practically on the edge of my seat. Great story and great work by all involved.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Lynda on 06-16-18
Really liked this book knew it was real and it was so well narrated it was almost like being there. Spent most of the night listening to it.
Well worth listening to. Really exciting in parts couldn’t sleep had to stay with it.