Don Winslow’s new novel The Cartel may be to Mexican drug lords of today what “The Godfather” was to the Mafia in the 1960s and 1970s–a great story full of compelling characters, as well as a good way to learn about the motives and methods of a super-violent criminal organization.
In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Winslow describes why he wanted to write about Mexican drug trafficking, how he researched his topic, and why he dedicated his book to murdered journalists. He also critiques the American war on drugs (spoiler alert: he’s not a fan).
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