Border by Don Winslow
One of the most highly praised books of the year, “The Border” has been named a best book of the year by major publications such as the Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, The Guardian, and more. In this gripping crime novel, author Don Winslow delivers a big, sprawling story that leaves readers stunned.
The protagonist, Art Keller, has spent over four decades fighting America’s longest conflict: the War on Drugs. His relentless pursuit of Adán Barrera, the powerful leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, has left him scarred and cost him dearly. Now, as Keller rises to the top ranks of the DEA, he discovers that defeating one kingpin has only given rise to even greater chaos and suffering.
Barrera’s legacy is a heroin epidemic devastating America, and Keller steps up to combat the deadly flow. However, he finds himself surrounded by enemies, including those who want him dead and politicians who are allied with the very drug traffickers he’s trying to take down. In this final installment of Winslow’s epic Cartel trilogy, Keller not only battles the cartels but also his own government.
The story takes readers on a journey from the deserts of Mexico to Wall Street, from Guatemala’s slums to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. Winslow introduces a new generation of narcos, dedicated cops, desperate addicts, corrupt politicians, and innocent children seeking refuge from violence.
This gripping tale is filled with scenes ripped from the headlines, showcasing a dark and powerful narrative of vengeance, violence, corruption, and justice. “The Border” serves as an unflinching portrait of modern America, reflecting the realities of our time.