Format:
Book
Author:
Riley, Jack, 1958- author.
Title:
Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis / Jack Riley with Mitch Weiss.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
©2019
Description:
ix, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
"DEA Agent Jack Riley tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago cop known for using his fists, was born to be a drug warrior. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, who farmed marijuana and opium poppies as a teenager in Mexico, was born to be a drug lord. Their worlds collided when Riley, a career special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was promoted to lead the fight against Chapo on the border at El Paso. Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic. Jack Riley started his career as an undercover street agent in Chicago busting small-time dealers. By the time he worked his way up to second in command of the DEA--a post few field agents ever reach--he had overseen every major mission to capture foreign drug kingpins since the 1990s, and had witnessed first-hand how El Chapo changed the game. As brilliant as he was lethal, Chapo not only decimated his competition, he foresaw Americans' dependence on opioids and heroin, and manipulated supply to increase demand. Riley's story culminates as he and the DEA win their greatest victory-the capture and extradition of his long-time nemesis-and Chapo faces his darkest fear: U.S. justice. A riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA, Drug Warrior is a critical examination of how America's opioid crisis came to be, and the extraordinary people fighting it."-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
Chapo, 1957-
Riley, Jack, 1958-
Chapo, 1957-
United States. Drug Enforcement Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Drug dealers -- Mexico.
Drug traffic -- Mexico -- History.
Fugitives from justice -- Mexico.
Drug enforcement agents -- United States -- Biography.
Drug control -- United States -- History.
Opioid abuse -- United States -- History.
Drug control.
Drug dealers.
Drug enforcement agents.
Drug traffic.
Employees.
Fugitives from justice.
Opioid abuse.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement.
LAW / Government / Federal.
TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime.
Mexico.
United States.
Mexico.
United States.
Genre:
Biography.
Nonfiction.
Biographies.
True crime stories.
Biography.
History.
Other Author:
Weiss, Mitch, author.
Other Title:
Inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
Prologue: the chase, 2007 -- Glory days, 1986 -- The mentor -- Good cops bad cops -- The brothers -- No-name office -- Back with a vengeance -- Get shorty -- Saint Louis blues, 2000 -- New sheriff in town, 2007 -- The stark truth -- Homeward bound -- Border town -- Public enemy number one -- Long distance runaround, 2014 -- The suit -- Shorty redux -- Epilogue: Wrigley Field.
LCCN:
2018041368
ISBN:
9781602865839
1602865833
Other Number:
1066018169
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
394169
Call Number:
363.25 Ril
Course Reserves:
0
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