Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

Brand: Grove Press
Current Stock: 2
UPC: 9780802123787
Author: Mark Bowden
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press; Reprint edition (July 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802123783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802123787
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches

A tour de force of investigative journalism-Killing Pablo is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that would only end with his death. In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes details never before revealed about the U.S.-led covert sixteen-month manhunt. With unprecedented access to important players—including Colombian president Cisar Gaviria and the incorruptible head of the special police unit that pursued Escobar, Colonel Hugo Martinez-as well as top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden has produced a gripping narrative that is a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.


Mark Bowden is the author of nine books, including Black Hawk DownThe Best Game Ever,Bringing the HeatGuests of the Ayatollah and The Finish. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and other magazines.