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Drug Warrior: My Life Bringing Down America’s Biggest Drug Lords 
by Jack Riley (Author), Mitch Weiss (Contributor)
Paperback – 1 April 2019
A thrilling, fast-paced memoir from America’s most famous DEA federal agent – the real life Hank from Breaking Bad and the man who brought down El Chapo.

‘I wanted to send a message to the cartels. We know who you are. We know what you’re doing. We’re going to make it hard for you
But as I would soon find out, they were going to make it hard for me, too.’
Infiltrating cartels and bringing down international drug lords since his days in 1980s Chicago, Jack Riley was one of the best agents the Drug Enforcement Administration had ever had. But when he moved to the border town of El Paso, he was on the front line of the battle against Mexican cartels waging war just miles away. His brief was to capture the DEA’s deadliest target: El Chapo.
For over twenty years, Riley had seen the fear and bloodshed that Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Loera and his Sinaloa Cartel had caused, whilst the availability of drugs on American streets had exploded. Soon after arriving in El Paso, Riley found himself entangled in America’s most deadly feud, and a bounty on his head…
Drug Warrior is a thrilling journey into a life spent at the heart of America’s drug wars, including the opioids crisis now ravaging its heartland, and a unique insight into the DEA’s operation to finally bring its long-time nemesis to justice.
About the Author
John ‘Jack’ Riley spent his DEA career combating Mexican and Colombian cartels and drug-related gang violence. At the time of his retirement, Riley was the highest ranking career Special Agent at the DEA, serving as the organisation’s second in command, overseeing global drug enforcement efforts.
Mitch Weiss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist currently working for the Associated Press. Over the last 25 years, he has investigated government corruption, white-collar crime, police misconduct, and clerical sexual abuse. His books include Tiger Force and The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ AWJ (1 April 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1789460468
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781789460469
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm

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Weight 0.250 g
Dimensions 15 × 12 × 2 cm


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Modern History

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Comprehensive School, Adult & Further Education


Advanced, Beginner, Business, Intermediate, Proficiency

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United States

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Drug Warrior: the Gripping Memoir from the Top Dea Agent Who Captured Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo






John Blake Publishing Ltd, Mitch Weiss



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272 Pages


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