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Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel (MP3)
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel (MP3)
Written by:
Dan Slater 
Read by:
Pete Simonelli 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
10 hours 25 minutes 
MP3 size:
431 MB 
Published:
November 01 2016 
Available Date:
September 15 2016 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489366474 
Genres:
Non-fiction; True Crime 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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'Wolf Boys should be required reading, especially for anyone who supports the blood-chilling, appalling trade in illegal drugs.'
Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club

'Engrossing and readable yet nightmarish vision of a hyperviolent and corporatized narcotics industry, seducing a new generation with minimal alternatives.'
Kirkus Reviews

The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective who realises the War on Drugs is unwinnable.

What’s it like to be an employee of a global drug-trafficking organisation? And how does a 15 year old American boy go from star quarterback to trained assassin, surging up the cartel corporate ladder? At first glance, Gabriel Cardona is the poster boy American teenager: great athlete, bright, handsome, and charismatic. But the streets of his border town of Laredo, Texas, are poor and dangerous, and it isn’t long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military. His younger friend Bart, as well as others from Gabriel’s childhood, join him in working for the Zetas, boosting cars and smuggling drugs, eventually catching the eye of the cartel’s leadership. Meanwhile, Mexican-born Detective Robert Garcia has worked hard all his life and is now struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spills over the border, Detective Garcia’s pursuit of the boys, and their cartel leaders, puts him face to face with the urgent consequences of a war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys Dan Slater shares their stories, taking us from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the dusty, dark alleys of Laredo, Texas, on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. Gabriel’s evolution from good-natured teenager into a feared assassin is as inevitable as Garcia’s slow realisation of the futile nature of his work. A nonfiction thriller, Wolf Boys depicts more than just Gabriel, Bart, and the officers who took them down. It shows, through vivid detail and rich, often moving, narrative, the way in which the border itself is changing, disappearing, and posing new, terrifying, and yet largely unseen threats to American security. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate story of the “lobos” themselves: boys turned into pawns for cartels. Their stories show how poverty, ideas about identity, and government ignorance have warped the definition of the American dream.

'The truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes it's much more harrowing. Wolf Boys is one of those times. Dan Slater has put together a riveting story that takes us on an unforgettable descent into the dark heart of the drug trade.'
Michael Connelly, author

'Wolf Boys is a rare book that reads like a thriller without aiming to be one. What Dan Slater does intend for it to be—and what he powerfully succeeds in creating—is an intimate, horrifying journey through a war we know is close and intractable, a war we willfully ignore with the faith that a river and a wall keeps its brutality at bay. With courageous detail and unforgettable characters, Slater will bring you not only to refute such faith, but to feel for the marginalized Americans on both sides of the conflict.'
Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

'Raw, gut-wrenching, and deflating, journalist Slater's investigation into Mexican drug cartel activity will give readers pause … A must-read for fans of true crime and investigative journalism.'
Library Journal