Bloodlines by Melissa del Bosque audiobook

Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty

By Melissa del Bosque
Read by Cassandra Campbell

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062448484
11.34 Hours Unabridged
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The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel's most fearsome leader, Miguel Treviño. Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he’s deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then, one day, Lawson is asked to check out an anonymous tip: a horse was sold at an Oklahoma auction house for a record-topping price, and the buyer was Miguel Treviño, one of the leaders of the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug cartel. The source suggested that Treviño was laundering money through American quarter horse racing. If this was true, it offered a rookie like Lawson the perfect opportunity to infiltrate the cartel. Lawson teams up with a more experienced agent, Alma Perez, and, taking on impossible odds, sets out to take down one of the world’s most fearsome drug lords. In Bloodlines, Emmy and National Magazine Award-winning journalist Melissa del Bosque follows Lawson and Perez's harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader’s American racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money. With extensive access to investigative evidence and in-depth interviews with key players, del Bosque turns more than three years of research and her decades of reporting on Mexico and the border into a gripping narrative about greed and corruption. Bloodlines offers us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Zetas and US federal agencies, and opens a new vista onto the changing nature of the drug war and its global expansion.

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Summary

Summary

The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel's most fearsome leader, Miguel Treviño.

Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he’s deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then, one day, Lawson is asked to check out an anonymous tip: a horse was sold at an Oklahoma auction house for a record-topping price, and the buyer was Miguel Treviño, one of the leaders of the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug cartel. The source suggested that Treviño was laundering money through American quarter horse racing. If this was true, it offered a rookie like Lawson the perfect opportunity to infiltrate the cartel. Lawson teams up with a more experienced agent, Alma Perez, and, taking on impossible odds, sets out to take down one of the world’s most fearsome drug lords.

In Bloodlines, Emmy and National Magazine Award-winning journalist Melissa del Bosque follows Lawson and Perez's harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader’s American racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money.

With extensive access to investigative evidence and in-depth interviews with key players, del Bosque turns more than three years of research and her decades of reporting on Mexico and the border into a gripping narrative about greed and corruption. Bloodlines offers us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Zetas and US federal agencies, and opens a new vista onto the changing nature of the drug war and its global expansion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Both the engrossing drama of a police procedural…and a scrupulous journalistic account of a significant episode in the drug wars.” Wall Street Journal
“Del Bosque …proves herself fluent in detailing the exceedingly different, but equally rich, milieus of cartel kingpins, Texas equestrians and federal investigators.” New York Times Book Review
“Action and intrigue spill off the pages…Del Bosque [is] a skilled reporter, unfussy writer, and a storyteller of intense focus.” Texas Monthly
“Skillfully uses a variety of sources to convey the intricacies of a complicated case and builds in bits of background without slowing down the movement of the story.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A true story that reads like crime fiction.” Booklist (starred review)
“Del Bosque drops us onto the front lines of this dangerous narco terrain, and the story she tells will keep readers turning pages all through the night.” Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“A fascinating, and at times heart-stopping, account of a cross-border case that shows how Mexico’s drug cartels live and operate on both sides of the line.” Ginger Thompson, senior reporter, ProPublica
“Suspense, excellent reporting, and impeccable writing.” Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, author of Los Zetas, Inc.
“A remarkable, incisive, and riveting read. Melissa del Bosque’s Bloodlines is a harrowing portrayal of a cartel family’s thirst for power, money, and fast horses.” Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico

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Author Bio: Melissa del Bosque

Author Bio: Melissa del Bosque

Melissa del Bosque is a National Magazine Award-winning investigative journalist who has covered the US-Mexico border region since 1998. Her work has been published in national and international media outlets, including Time magazine, the Guardian, and in Spanish in the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine. Del Bosque’s work has also been featured in television and radio on Democracy Now!, PBS, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and National Public Radio. Currently, she is an investigative reporter for the Texas Observer and runs the blog La Linea about immigration, Mexico, and the international border.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 11.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English