From Xochi's eBay Room (DES), measuring 6.25" wide by 9.5" tall, this book is 499 pages long. "Desperados is a shocking portrait of the traffickers, their collaborators in powerful circles throughout the West, and the men and women fighting impossible odds to beat them. It is also a story of hypocrisy, duplicity, and self-delusion within the American government", the book assures us.
Desperados: Latin Druglords, U.S. Lawmen, and the War America Can't Win
Hardcover – October 18, 1988
by Elaine Shannon (Author)
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult (October 18, 1988)
Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
In the course of covering the international drug scene for 10 years for Newsweek (she is now with Time ) Shannon clearly developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject. Here she draws on that expertise, basing her book on the torture-murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1985, a case that is still unresolved. She reveals that the U.S.