The border / Don Winslow.

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      Summary: "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 you're on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: The War On Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin--the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adan Barrera--has left him bloody and scarred, cost him 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. Barrera's 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 that want to kill him, politicians that want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable--an incoming administration that's 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 that 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 Winslow's 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 of--and for--our time"-- Provided by publisher.
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      Summary: "The explosive and sensational conclusion to The Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force"-- Provided by publisher.
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      WINSLOW, D. The border. First edition. [s. l.]: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. ISBN 9780062664488. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 ago. 2020.
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      Winslow D. The Border. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019. Accessed August 10, 2020.
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      Winslow, D. (2019). The border (First edition.). William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
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      Winslow, Don. 2019. The Border. First edition. Cartel: 3. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
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      Winslow, D. (2019) The border. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (Cartel: 3). Available at: (Accessed: 10 August 2020).
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      Winslow, Don. The Border. First edition. Cartel: 3. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
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      Winslow D. The border [Internet]. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 10]. (Cartel: 3). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1

*Starred Review* The publication of the concluding volume in Winslow's epic Cartel Trilogy represents a landmark moment in crime fiction, and it couldn't come at a more propitious time—just as debate over the construction of Donald Trump's ballyhooed border wall has closed down the U.S. government. The intermingling of fact and fiction is even more omnipresent here than it was in the earlier volumes—and this time, it includes a bloviating, would-be-wall-building president under investigation for his son-in-law's ties not to Russia but to the Mexican drug cartels. Connecting the dots from fictional characters and events to real-life ones will fuel much commentary in the coming weeks, but in the end, it is Winslow's remarkable ability to translate the utter fiasco of our 50-year War on Drugs—the thousands upon thousands of lives lost in cartel-driven violence, the journalists assassinated, the addicts dead from overdoses as the heroin epidemic spreads across America—into the most wrenching of human stories, tragedy seemingly without end, that gives this novel its unparalleled power. Winslow picks up the story of Art Keller, the DEA agent who has spent 40 years of his life fighting the War on Drugs, first in The Power of the Dog (2005) and then in The Cartel? (2015), as he becomes head administrator of the DEA in 2014. His plan is to focus not only on what the cartels are doing in Mexico (killing cartel chieftain Aidan Barrera in the previous book has done nothing to stop the flow of drugs) but also on what happens on the American side of the border, especially on Wall Street, where hedge-fund operators, including the son-in-law of the soon-to-be president, make billions by laundering cartel money. Naturally, Keller makes enemies the closer his multiyear investigation draws to the White House, forcing him to worry that the skeletons in his own closet (who really killed Barrera?) will prove to be his Achilles heel. As fascinating as the details behind the power politics are, it is the parallel stories that Winslow tells alongside the D.C. plot that give the book its dimension, producing a kind of symphonic texture as we watch the cartel factions struggle to fill the vacuum left by Barrera's death and as we follow the perilous journey of two 10-year-old Guatemalans attempting to make their way to America and finding that hell takes many different shapes. There are multiple other, seamlessly integrated stories, too—about an NYPD undercover cop tracking the drugs that the hedge-funders finance; about individual addicts who use those drugs; about a former hit man for the cartels trying to forge a separate peace—but all of those stories come together in a crescendo of pain mixed with courage. Like Keller, Winslow has spent decades immersed in the drug wars, and his prodigious research and ability to combine massive amounts of detail into a structured whole show on every page of this trilogy. But coming through with equal force is his eloquence. Throw out all the endless babble we are subjected to about the border crisis and remember only this: A border is something that divides us but also unites us; there can be no real wall, just as there is no wall that divides the human soul between its best impulses and its worst. Keller knows. He's been on both sides of the border. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 September #1

Multi-award-winning Winslow wraps up a pounding trilogy begun with The Power of the Dog and The Cartel with longtime war-on-drugs combatant Art Keller having managed to defeat the Sinaloa Cartel godfather at a huge personal cost. Now he faces a bunch of dangerous new drug traffickers and an incoming administration secretly linked to them. With a 250,000-copy first printing.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 February #4

In bestseller Winslow's stunning conclusion to his monumental Cartel trilogy (after 2015's The Cartel), Art Keller, now the head of the DEA, has spent decades waging a relentless campaign against the Mexican drug cartels. It's now late 2012, and Adán Barrera, Keller's longtime nemesis and the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is missing and presumed dead. Violence soon escalates as the fractured remnants of Barrera's organization struggle against a host of new players vying for control of the drug trade. The bottom has fallen out of the marijuana market, and heroin has once again become the drug of choice for a new generation of Americans hooked on opiate painkillers. When fentanyl, a lethal new synthetic opiate, hits the streets, not only are poor minority users dying but well-to-do white kids are overdosing in record numbers. Keller knows like nobody else that America's "war on drugs" has been a complete failure, and he opts for a daring new clandestine approach: instead of targeting the suppliers in Mexico, he goes after the money in the States. With clear-eyed determination and an almost Shakespearean grasp of human nature, Winslow takes readers on an unforgettable journey. Agent: Shane Salerno, Story Factory. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.