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The Border
The Border: A Novel | Don Winslow
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ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR Washington Posts 10 Books to Read in February A harsh, important book. Stephen King Powerful and troubling. Associated Press The publication of [The Border] represents a landmark moment in crime fiction. Booklist (starred review) An action-filled, sometimes even instructive look at the world of the narcos and their discontents. Kirkus Reviews The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side youre on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of Americas longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the worlds most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin?the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adn Barrera?has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barreras final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies?men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable?an incoming administration thats in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down. Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson?there are no borders. In a story that moves from deserts south of the border to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, the street traffickers, the addicts, the politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country. A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslows magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story ofand forour time.
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Amiable
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Day 7 of #adventrecommends

Another favorite from 2019. This is the last in a trilogy that began with “The Power of the Dog” and continues with “The Cartel.”

vivastory I can't wait to read this. Cartel was one of my favorites of the year. 1w
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vivastory
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Winslow's "The Cartel" turned out to be one of the most memorable & powerful reading experiences of the year. So, I'm obviously looking forward to reading his final installment in his trilogy. I hope to get to it by the end of the year, I just know that once I start reading I'll be immediately hooked.
#borderline #MOvember @Cinfhen

Amiable Oh, this series is so good!! I love Don Winslow‘s books! 1mo
vivastory @Amiable This series are the only Winslow I've read, but I also have 1mo
Cinfhen Been on my TBR for awhile #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 1mo
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lele1432 I loved The Force! Have been meaning to get to this series since I finished that book. Although this seems even more violent, so I've been holding off into I'm in the right headspace. 1mo
vivastory @Cinfhen You speak the truth! 1mo
vivastory @lele1432 The first book in the series Power of the Dog contained some violence, but the second book really went to a new level with it. Which is understandable because Cartel covered the most violent years, but it is a very uncomfortable reading experience at times. But still powerful 1mo
Amiable @vivastory “The Force” is excellent, too! 1mo
andrew61 Look forward to seeing your comments as the ending of the cartel made me wonder where he could go next, wherever however i can't wait ☺ 1mo
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Went to sell book at Half Priced Books and I spent all the money (and more - what can you buy there for $3.50) on this book. I wasn‘t going to but it‘s signed! 🤗

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NatalieR
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This trilogy, especially the final book, The Border, couldn‘t come closer to being a nonfiction book. I not only love Don Winslow‘s writing, he‘s incredibly knowledgeable about the cartel, our drug war, and dishonorable politicians. Amazing book! 5🌟 #ReadingUSA2019 #RhodeIsland (author from)

Christine Love him, and this book! And I didn‘t know he was from RI! He lives in my neck of the woods (San Diego) now, I think. 5mo
NatalieR @Christine Yes. According to Goodreads, he lives in SD! Lucky you!! Born in NYC, raised in RI. 5mo
Librarybelle Great review! 5mo
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Christine He supposedly sometimes hangs out in dive bars in a coastal town north of SD. My husband often surfs up there, and every time I‘m like “Did you see Don Winslow?!?” 😆 5mo
NatalieR @Christine That‘s awesome! I hope he gets to see him someday! 😎 5mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle Thanks! 😊 5mo
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Amiable
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Me, reading this book (the last in a trilogy): “Please, oh please don‘t kill off that character .... AHHH! WHY did you kill off THAT character??? ... oh, please let there be justice for that action ... oh, why do bad things always happen to the good people? Why don‘t the bad people get what they deserve? Why is this book so exactly like real life???”

Should come with a warning label: “Buckle up for the inevitable emotional roller coaster.”

Theaelizabet Ha! My husband is reading this right now and can‘t put it down! 6mo
Amiable @Theaelizabet It‘s sooo good! I had 32 pages left tonight and I had to put it down to go to my yoga class—I debated skipping class to finish! And then I thought about the book the whole time. 😀 6mo
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Amiable
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It‘s a gorgeous morning to eat breakfast and drink tea on the patio with a great book. 👍🏼

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If there‘s anything that can distract me from the view during my daily train commute along the Connecticut shoreline, it‘s a book by Don Winslow. Especially the last one in a trilogy.

andrew61 Brilliant, looking forward to your comments, i plan to start the cartel soon after father Christmas left it for me this year. 6mo
Theaelizabet My husband is currently addicted to Don Winslow. 6mo
Amiable @andrew61 Did you read “The Power of the Dog” already? What did you think? 6mo
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Amiable @Theaelizabet He‘s sooo good! 6mo
andrew61 @Amiable yes i loved it so the cartel i asked my wife to buy me for Christmas 🎄 ☺ p.s it reminded me a lot of the film sicario which if you haven't seen id recommend. 6mo
Amiable @andrew61 I have not seen it, no! I will have to check it out. Thanks! I'm kind of surprised that they haven't made a movie out of “The Cartel“ yet. Maybe they will now that he is supposedly finished with the series? (edited) 6mo
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Amiable
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Stopped at Books-A-Million when I was out running errands and picked up a few things because clearly I have NOTHING to read already. 🙄😬

audraelizabeth Its an addiction, just a socially acceptable one. 9mo
Soubhiville Clearly! I support your habit! 9mo
ShyBookOwl Haha we've all been there 9mo
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I loved this trilogy. I liked this book.

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Christine
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First: I despised the misogyny and violence against women in this book. 🤢 No matter how realistic, there was just so soul-crushingly much of it. But this ends a series that I‘ve buddy-read/road trip-audiobooked with my husband over the years - precious bc he‘s not a big reader. And Don Winslow is local to us here in San Diego, and an awfully good writer. This was ripped from all sorts of headlines, political in a way that I loved, and so good.

MrBook Great review! 9mo
Christine Aww thanks, @MrBook 9mo
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This is the final book in this trilogy- and it is the best of the three. I couldn‘t put it down. Some characters from The Power of the Dog make a comeback appearance here and it really connected the whole story together. This trilogy is crime writing at its finest. Also I just read that FX has purchased the rights to make these books into a TV series and i am HYPED!
Read this series immediately!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Christine So cool that you think it‘s the best of the series...now I‘m even more excited! 9mo
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Amiable
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Congrats on hitting 100K, @Mitch ! The last book in Don Winslow‘s trilogy that began with “The Power of the Dog” and continued with “The Cartel” just came out this week —perfect timing for me to #completetheseries! 😀

Mitch Cool, I haven‘t read that...👍🏼 9mo
Amiable @Mitch Oh, it‘s excellent. Brutal, violent and unflinching—but so well done. I saw an interview with Don Winslow about how he did his research for the series to make it as accurate as possible (given that it‘s fiction) —it made me appreciate the books even more. 9mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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I have not started this trilogy yet but methinks Amazon is WAY off base.

Christine 😂😂😂 I am anxiously awaiting my library hold of this and will be pretty disappointed if it‘s about puppy snuggles... 10mo
8little_paws Omfg i'm dying 10mo
MicheleinPhilly @Christine @8little_paws I‘m imagining the faces of people that are into “cozy animal mysteries” buying this without reading the synopsis. 10mo
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hermyknee That‘s hilarious 10mo
Reagan Haha oh no! 10mo
LeahBergen Oh, God! 😂 10mo
Amiable Oh, my. I have read the first two books in the series, and you are SO right. 😆 I‘ve been waiting for this to come out, though—so thrilled! 10mo
sk888888 That‘s hilarious! 10mo
DogEaredBooks Oh god. That would not be a fun surprise. 10mo
DivineDiana 😂 10mo
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