Review: El Sicario Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man edited by Molly Molloy et al

El Sicario: Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

edited by Molly Molloy and Charles Bowden

Welcome to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the most dangerous city on earth. This is the killing ground of the unnamed assassin El Sicario. He has executed hundreds, is an expert in torture, spent years working for the state police, and received training from the FBI. He now lives as a fugitive in the US, with $250,000 price tag on his head.

In sober, grim and graphic detail, he offers a series of confessions. along the way, he explains why he first became involved with the cartels and how they operate; outlines the most effective way to torture your victim; and the corrosive experience of looking into someone’s eyes as you strangle him to death.

El Sicario also offers the unvarnished truth about the Mexican narco war that saw 2750 murders in Juarez in 2009 alone, and over 3000 in 2010. Prefaced by the award-winning journalist and translator who met with him face to face, this is a deeply chilling and important book, revealing the brutality of the drugs underworld as you’ve never seen it before.

The book of the award-winning documentary El Sicario: Room 164.

My hubby read this book sometime ago and said that it seems to be true to the mark with what and how he would have expected things to happen. He didn’t say anything bad about it and enjoyed reading it. So if you are interested in True Crime then it would be a great book to read.

Published by: Random House Books

Recommended Retail Price $32.95

Recommended Age: 18+


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