Book Reviews of Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Killing Pablo The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Author: Mark Bowden
ISBN-13: 9780142000953
ISBN-10: 0142000957
Publication Date: 4/2/2002
Pages: 296
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Found it amazing that all of this was going on during this time. All I could think of was episodes of Miami Vice when I was reading this, it's hard to believe these things really happened. Not as much about US Special Forces as I was looking for, but it was a good book.
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This was an interesting accounting of the life of Pablo Escabar with real inside information on who he was, how he lived, and ultimately how they found him, and killed him. A very good read.
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Excellent read. I really did not realize this was going on just 15-20 years ago. It's amazing what flat out greed will bring people to do without a second thought.
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Coming from a person who has an insiders view of this type of police work, this is a great book and reads like a first rate novel.
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This book is a very well-written, gripping account of not only the hunt for the "world's greatest outlaw" but also of the horrifying climate in Columbia created by the drug trade.

It would be a great read for those who like thrillers, mysteries, action novels and even history buffs, as the author sets up the book nicely with a succinct history of the troubled South American nation.

This book also offers a fascinating window into the U.S. agencies involved in international policing, and details the paradigm shift initiated by the Bush administration toward engaging the U.S. military in its first battle in a drug war.
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Another great book from Mark Bowden, the Author of "Black Hawk Down".
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Very good read.
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Wonderfully written book by a great author. Really riveting.
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Not as good as "Black Hawk Down" but worth a read though it gets a little repetitive. Amazing story about how bad things were in Colombia during Escobar's reign of terror.
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An excellent, detailed account of the reign and fall of Pablo Escabar in Columbia.