The Power of the Dog

By Don Winslow

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The Cartel comes an explosive novel of the drug alternate that takes you deep within a global riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.

The prequel to The Cartel, and set approximately 10 years past, The energy of the Dog introduces a super forged of characters. paintings Keller is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded youngster who turns into a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a strong and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish child from Hell’s kitchen who grows as much as be a cruel hit guy. and they're all trapped on the earth of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of recent York urban to Mexico urban and Tijuana to the jungles of important the USA, this can be the conflict on medications like you’ve by no means noticeable it.

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He's taking many years to mild the cigar, rolling it in order that the end lighting lightly, then takes an extended pull and increases his black eyebrows at paintings. The theologians are correct, paintings thinks—we turn into what we hate. Then he says, “The quickly approach. ” Ramos says. “Come again in a short while. ” “No,” paintings says. “I’ll do my half. ” “That’s a man’s answer,” Ramos says. “But I don’t desire a witness. ” Ramos leads the Jalisco police leader and federales right into a basement cellphone. “I don’t have time to fuck round with you guys,” Ramos says. “Here’s the matter: at once, you’re extra scared of Miguel Ángel Barrera than you're of me. we have to flip that round. ” “Please,” the manager says, “we are all policemen. ” “No, I’m a policeman,” Ramos says, slipping on black, weighted gloves. “The guy you abducted is a policeman. You’re a bit of shit. ” He holds the gloves up for all of them to work out. “I don’t prefer to bruise my hands,” Ramos says. the executive says, “Surely we will paintings whatever out. ” “No,” Ramos says, “we can’t. ” He turns to the larger, more youthful federale. “Put your palms up. shield your self. ” The federale’s eyes are extensive, scared. He shakes his head, doesn’t bring up his arms. Ramos shrugs, “As you need. ” He feints with a correct to the face after which places all his weight in the back of 3 ripping left hooks to the ribs. The weighted gloves wreck bone and cartilage. The cop begins to fall, yet Ramos holds him up along with his left hand and hits him with 3 extra pictures together with his correct. Then he throws him opposed to the wall, turns him round and drives rights and lefts into his kidneys. Holds him opposed to the wall via the again of the neck as he says, “You embarrassed your nation. Worse, you embarrassed my country,” and holds him with one hand through the neck and the opposite through the belt and runs him complete velocity around the room into the other wall. The federale’s head hits the concrete with a lifeless thud. His neck snaps again. Ramos repeats the method a number of occasions earlier than he eventually we could the guy slide to the ground. Ramos sits down on a wood three-legged stool and lighting his cigar because the different police officers stare at their subconscious pal, who lies facedown, his legs jerking spasmodically. The partitions are splotched with blood. “Now,” Ramos says, “you’re extra frightened of me than of Barrera, that will start. the place is the yankee policeman? ” They inform him every little thing they comprehend. “They brought him to Güero Méndez and Raúl Barrera,” Ramos tells artwork. “And a physician Álvarez, that's why i believe your good friend may possibly nonetheless be alive. ” “Why is that? ” “Álvarez used to paintings for DFS,” Ramos says. “As an interrogator. Hidalgo should have details they need, sí? ” “No,” artwork says. “He doesn’t have the data. ” Art’s belly sinks. They’re torturing Ernie for the id of Chupar. and there's no Chupar. “Tell me,” Tío says. Ernie moans, “I don’t understand. ” Tío nods to surgeon Álvarez. The general practitioner makes use of oven mitts to choose up a white-hot iron rod, which he inserts— “Oh my God! ” Ernie shouts. Then his eyes widen and his head collapses at the desk the place they've got strapped him down.

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