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The Power of the Dog
The Power of the Dog | Don Winslow
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel comes an explosive novel of the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. The prequel to The Cartel, and set about 10 years earlier, The Power of the Dog introduces a brilliant cast of characters. Art Keller is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hells kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drugFederacin. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like youve never seen it.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Soscha
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Megabooks Nice! 2w
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Minervasbutler
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Stupendously readable, if brutal, account of the Mexico-US drug trade from the Reagan years on. Winslow has been compared to James Ellroy and Don DeLillo in his ambition, but despite its complexity the reader never gets lost or baffled despite all the twists and turns, double-dealing and treachery. There's also a barely concealed fury at the human cost of the nonsensical "War on Drugs". Just great.

Melissa_J I also read this book this year. It was excellent. Can‘t wait to read The Cartel. 4mo
Minervasbutler @Melissa_J I think I need a break before starting that lol. So intense! 4mo
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Minervasbutler
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Ouch!

Cathythoughts 👍🏻 4mo
Amiable This is a great book, and the rest of the trilogy is excellent as well! 4mo
CarolynM Yes, hard for me yo understand too. 4mo
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Kayla.Adriena 🤬 4mo
Minervasbutler @Amiable I was hoping to hear that! 4mo
Jaimelire I think most Canadians wonder the same thing. 4mo
rwmg Great quote 4mo
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Minervasbutler
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Goombah wisdom ;)

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Melissa_J
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This book. Wow! That‘s really the best way to describe The Power of The Dog, a gripping thriller set from the 1970s to early 2000s that follows a powerful Mexican drug cartel, and the DEA agent trying to bring it down. Oh, and it also features CIA activities in Central America, the NYC mafia, a determined Catholic priest, and a high-end prostitute. Brutally violent at times, this is one intense book that is well worth reading ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory This was a great one. I am looking forward to reading the other 2. I'd love to see this as a HBO series. 6mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 so I run over to kindle and it‘s only 99p.....so, yes of course I had to buy!! 6mo
vivastory @TrishB It's great! 6mo
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Melissa_J @vivastory I would definitely watch a series based on this book! One of my friends has read the whole trilogy and he says that all three books are amazing, but that The Cartel is the best of the three. 6mo
Melissa_J @TrishB I think that‘s a sign that you are meant to read it 😊 Great deal! 6mo
vivastory I think I'll check it out next week. I've been working through a lot of series this year & that will be a nice switch from the fantasy books I've been reading lately. Although I'm pretty tempted to start 6mo
Melissa_J @vivastory I haven‘t read that one yet, although I do own the five books in the series that have been published to date. I assume I‘ll enjoy it because I love De Castell‘s Greatcoat series - I have to finish the last book in it before moving on to the Spellslinger books. 6mo
TrishB I know! I‘m always very excited when that happens 😁 6mo
TrishB @vivastory it sounds it 👍🏻 6mo
Cathythoughts What a great review & all exciting comments ... @TrishB did I see 99p mentioned too .. must investigate 👍🏻 6mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I should have tagged you my fellow #kindlecrack buyer!! 6mo
Leftcoastzen I‘ve got it but still on TBR.Stephen King loved the series. 6mo
Melissa_J @Cathythoughts @trishb I have soooo many unread books on my Kobo and on my Kindle because I simply can‘t resist e-book sales! 6mo
Melissa_J @Leftcoastzen I hope you get to read this one soon! 6mo
andrew61 It was a really good read, I've got The cartel ready to read after i asked for it from father Christmas. 6mo
Melissa_J @andrew61 it‘s supposed to be even better than this one! 6mo
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Melissa_J
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I‘m officially on vacation for the next week, and am going to ease into things by settling in with my Schnauzer, my cider, and my book. My husband and I head to Las Vegas on Sunday, so I need to get some reading in while I can.

For any Eastern Ontario Littens, Flying Canoe is a delicious local cider that I highly recommend 😊

TrishB Enjoy your break 😘 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Have fun! 6mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Vegas is coming up soon! 😆😆 6mo
Cathythoughts Have a great week 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
Melissa_J @TrishB @CoverToCoverGirl @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Thanks, all! I expect we‘ll have a great time. I love Vegas 😊 6mo
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Melissa_J
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I started this one a few months back, and set it down quickly. I just wasn‘t in the mood. I picked it back up last night and have immediately taken to the story.

I honestly don‘t understand how some readers can just pick up any old book and read it then and there—although I do wish I had this talent. I‘m such a moody reader that I can never plan my reading in advance, and it always takes me a long time to figure out what to read next.

Amiable I loved this book and the second one in the series. So well written! I recently bought the third book of the trilogy and hope to read it this summer. 6mo
MarriedtoMrT Same 🙋🏻‍♀️ I‘m such a mood reader both for print and audio. And sometimes my mood can shift within the day or hours depending what‘s going on. It can be very frustrating! 6mo
BiblioLitten Same! This morning I told @JennyM that I was planning to read The Silent Patient, and now I don‘t want to. 🤦🏻‍♀️ @MarriedtoMrT 6mo
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JennyM @BiblioLitten 😆 I‘m a mood reader too! #bookworkproblems 😆😆😆 6mo
Melissa_J @MarriedtoMrT that‘s the worst when your mood changes so quickly. I sometime will start a book thinking it‘s exactly what I want to read, and then the next day not want anything to do with it. 6mo
Melissa_J @BiblioLitten that happens to me all the time 😊 6mo
Melissa_J @JennyM yay for mood readers 🥳 6mo
Melissa_J @Amiable I have a friend who swears by these books, and he‘s been bugging me to read them. I‘m glad I‘m finally doing so. 6mo
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Melissa_J
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Starting this one tonight. One of my friends raves about this trilogy, so I‘m going to give it a go. The book is about a DEA agent trying to bring down Mexican drug lords at the height of the War on Drugs. Should be interesting. Given the subject I won‘t be surprised if the #Wontgetfooledagain prompt fits.

Tonight‘s hot beverage is Rolo hot chocolate 😋

#Marchintothe70s

Leftcoastzen I snagged a copy too,a little out of my usual reading, but Stephen King tweeted positive things about series! 9mo
Chrissyreadit I love your mug! 9mo
Cinfhen It‘s been on my TBR ( not owned) for a long time!! I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts! 9mo
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Lizpixie I have The Force & his new book is on my the list. I didn‘t know about these. Thanks! 9mo
andrew61 I read this before Christmas and was totally absorbed so i asked for the cartel for Christmas and plan to read it soon. Hope you enjoy. 9mo
Melissa_J @Leftcoastzen I read his book about a corrupt NYPD detective - The Force - and really enjoyed it. I have high hopes for this one. 9mo
Melissa_J @Chrissyreadit thank you. It was a Disney World purchase 😊 9mo
Melissa_J @Lizpixie his latest book is actually the final book in the trilogy that starts with this one. I really liked The Force. 9mo
Melissa_J @andrew61 so far so good 👍🏻 9mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen hopefully it doesn‘t take me too long to read it! 9mo
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This was a re-read for me, in anticipation of the final book in the trilogy which is being released this month (The Cartel is book 2). Don Winslow is a master of crime thrillers. The research he put into these books is remarkable. I had the pleasure of seeing him on tour for one of his other books (“The Force”, also AMAZING) and I highly recommend going to see him if he comes to your area on his upcoming tour. LOVE this series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Starting my re-read of this amazing story, to be followed by a re-read of “The Cartel”, in anticipation of the release of “The Border” next month. I cannot wait to see how this trilogy ends. If you haven‘t read Don Winslow, you are really missing out!!

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andrew61
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My W book in #LitsyAtoZ crime was overwhelming in the sheer force and brutality of some of the storytelling but gosh it was good. Set over 20 yrs it tells the tale of drug wars in mexico, the us interference in central & S America, + drug smuggling. Art keller is a dea officer battling the barrera brs with lots of victims physically emotionally and ancillary brilliant characters from ny gangsters to prostitutes + priests. On to 'The cartel' asap.⏬

andrew61 P.s a warning the book is very violent so not for everyone, and if you like james ellroy id recommend - but as i say definitely not for everyone. 12mo
Amiable Great book--the writing is phenomenal 12mo
andrew61 @Amiable yes, I've just seen that book 3 is out next year - I'll have to read book 2 soon so i don't forget all the plot twists and characters. 12mo
Amiable Having read book 2 this year I'm wondering where he could possibly go in the storyline with a third. Huh. 12mo
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#NoFemmeber #psychopath
Gosh i am loving my first foray into Don Winslow's stunning crime fiction. Hallway in i have me so many characters who are definitely suitable for this description and this paragraph at the end of part two is following an incident when a character sacrifices a safe future after he is drawn back into a psychopathic existence.

Amiable Great book. The sequel is equally stunning. 12mo
andrew61 @Amiable oh great i will definitely want to read it. I the third book is due out soon as well. 12mo
Billypar Sounds excellent! 👍👍 12mo
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I have a book hangover. I finished this today and the characters and resolution are filling up my head so much that I can‘t even contemplate starting another book.

JaneyWaneyB Ooh 😯 that sounds goood! Adding it to my TBR list 📚 1y
tammysue It does sound good! My husband put this on library hold. 😁👍🏻 1y
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AshD16
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Just finished “The Power of the Dog” and I LOVED it!! Absolutely 5 stars! Winslow was so creative and powerful with his writing and choice of words, I truly felt like I was reading actual history about the drug wars in the ‘80‘s and ‘90‘s! Picking up his sequel “The Cartel” tomorrow!! I would no doubt read this book again in the future! If you‘re interested in history, crime, corruption in politics, and drug wars, it‘s a must read!! 👏🏼😍

wintercherry I‘m halfway through and enthralled. I have a copy of Cartel ready and waiting. Last yealr I read The Force and it was my favourite book of the year. If you haven‘t read it you must! 1y
AshD16 It was incredible!! I could not put it down! I am actually on my way to pick up a copy of Cartel now! lol. And I will have to check it out!! Is it also written by Winslow? 1y
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wintercherry
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Reading Power Of The Dog with Mexican Border Wars on the television in the background for atmosphere.

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AshD16
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Has anyone else been SOOO angry at a character in your book for something they did?! Because right now, Mr. Fabian has me so dang angry, that I am ready to put my book down for the night 😂🤬 I love a good book that can create such intense feelings while reading! Even though my boyfriend may or may not be thinking I‘m slightly crazy at the moment 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ #damnitfabian #thePOWERofthedog 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️

wintercherry It was shocking, wasn‘t it? 1y
AshD16 The part I mentioned? 1y
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“He sticks the needle into Earnie‘s vein and pushes the plunger. The Mexican Mud takes only a second to hit. Earnie‘s body jerks and his legs kick back. They say that a jolt of heroin is like kissing God.”

tammysue Welcome to Litsy!! 👋🏻🎉📚💗 1y
Jess7 Welcome!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉🎉📚📚👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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tammysue Hubby enjoys a good gangster novel. I‘ll let him know about this one. 😊💜 1y
MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
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MoBee
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Started this Morning and can't put it down..Been awhile since I have read a good Gangster Novel.

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MoBee
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This is what happens when you order a book just to realize its part of a series. My three latest books, I found The Nightingale in one of those free library by my house but really looking forward to this series by Don Winslow

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AustenJennings
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If you like cartel and mafia stuff this book is the biz. Wow. The story is so tight. The writing is beautifully crafted. Page turner. Read it in two days. Not a criticism for this one. Cheers and read!

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akfreeborn
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After binge watching Narcos, I needed more. This book was so interesting and well written and was like Narcos in a book! I learned a lot and can‘t wait to start The Cartel next.

susanw I‘ve forced my non reading husband to read this! It‘s so good!! 2y
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Amiable
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Whataya mean you're reading about the power of the DOG?? What the heck am I -- chopped liver?

LitLogophile 😂 2y
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Amiable
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There's just something about reading by a fireplace. 😍

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Amiable
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When I said I wanted to grow up and get a job where I could read all day, I should have been more specific and said "books" instead of "patient education materials related to healthcare marketing and communications." Sigh.

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susanw
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My best book of the year!! Drug cartels, CIA, DEA, guns, government side deals, revenge, a whole lot of violence, and absolutely amazing writing. I couldn't ask for more in a book. Except I will when I pick up The Cartel.

Cortg Sounds exciting! 2y
MoBee Starting this now, hope its as good as what I'm hearing from everyone else.. Always loved Organized Crime Thrillers 2y
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susanw
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This Book! So frickin good! This afternoon, not so bad either! 😉 #poolsidereading

Zelma Envious of that pool! We have rain and humidity here. Yuck. 2y
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susanw
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Ok. I'm up. Let's do this thing!! #24in48

saresmoore Best. Mug. Ever. 2y
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Amiable
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Happiness is coming home after a long work week and finding a box of new books on your doorstep. 😍📚💕

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds wonderful!!! 2y
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Schuhbox
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I finished the Netflix series Narcos and wanted more! This book and its sequel did it for me! They were both full of action, history and character! Loved them both!

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todd
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Today's #allhallowsread post of a book with a Day of the Dead holiday in it. Not a major part of the book...but it qualifies. Just finished and I loved it. @Orbeck33 is now reading it, so we have something to talk about again 😚

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Mamalala13
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started this one today.

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Are we supposed to assume the $100K Art gives Ramos to bring in the Doctor is from the account Adan created for him? Or is it gov't funds?

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Drugs, violence, corruption-rinse, repeat. I read book 2 (The Cartel) before this. Both are equally amazing and powerful. Book 2 concentrated mainly on the cartels of Mexico, this book focused on NY, MX, Columbia, Honduras and China. I hope book 3 of this series is out soon. Don Winslow can write characters that you can empathize with. Yes, even drug lords.

Bookish_B I read The Cartel too. It was great but probably had the highest body count of any book of I've ever read! 😳 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat @Bookish_B No doubt! Winslow is the George RR Martin of cartel/drug/thrillers. 🔪☠🔫 3y
Jen2 Love this book so much! 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat @Jen2 Love this series! Winslow is working on book 3--can't wait to read it! 3y
Jen2 Me too!! 3y
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I made the mistake of taking both kids in for their check ups this morning. You'll save so much time, I thought. Wrong! They'll behave, I thought. Wrong! I need a drink and a nap. ☕️🍷

ReadingEnvy Mine is pretty much 100% coffee-sleep roulette 3y
britt_brooke I feel your pain. 3y
Zelma 😂 the quote, not your morning. 3y
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LauraBeth 😂😂 3y
katedensen This! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
amandaz Oof. Solidarity, sister. 3y
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todd
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Goodbye summer weekends. Sad to see you go, but at least I have these to look forward to!

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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Starting this one while the kids watch the Chipmunks movie. Take me away, Don Winslow/Ray Porter/Art Keller! 🏝

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Starting this one while the kids watch the Chipmunks movie. Take me away, Don Winslow/Ray Porter/Art Keller! 🏝

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This book is amazing. I feel like I just finished binge watching an amazing show. There were so many great characters and plot lines and twists and turns.

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