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Hunting El Chapo

Cole Merrell; Douglas Century / Robert Fass
This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world's most wanted drug lord.Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid Al Capone Ronnie Biggs Pablo Escobar. But for every one of these criminals there's a Wyatt Earp Pat Garrett or Slipper of the Yard. For Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera aka 'El Chapo'—the 21st century's most notorious criminal—that man is DEA Special Agent Cole Merrell.This is the incredible story of Merrell's seven-year-long chase to capture El Chapo a multibillionaire drug lord and escape artist posing as a Mexican Robin Hood who in reality was a brutal sociopath responsible for the murders of thousands. His greedy campaign to take over his rivals' territories resulted in an unprecedented war with a body count of over 100000.We follow Merrell on his quest to achieve the seemingly impossible: to cross the border into Mexico and arrest El Chapo the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel a billionaire and public enemy number one who had been evading capture for more than a decade and had earned a reputation for being utterly untouchable.This intimate thriller tells how Merrell single-mindedly and methodically climbed the ladder within the hierarchy of the Sinaloa Cartel—the world's wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking organization—by creating one of the most sophisticated undercover operations in the history of the DEA. From infiltrating Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of Mexican marines Merrell left no stone unturned in his hunt for the world's most powerful drug kingpin.

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre True Crime
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 19th April 2018
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 24 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008245870