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The Resource Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis, Jack Riley with Mitch Weiss

Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis, Jack Riley with Mitch Weiss

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Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis
Title
Drug warrior
Title remainder
inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis
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Jack Riley with Mitch Weiss
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Inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis
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Language
eng
Summary
"DEA Agent Jack Riley tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago cop known for using his fists, was born to be a drug warrior. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, who farmed marijuana and opium poppies as a teenager in Mexico, was born to be a drug lord. Their worlds collided when Riley, a career special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was promoted to lead the fight against Chapo on the border at El Paso. Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic. Jack Riley started his career as an undercover street agent in Chicago busting small-time dealers. By the time he worked his way up to second in command of the DEA--a post few field agents ever reach--he had overseen every major mission to capture foreign drug kingpins since the 1990s, and had witnessed first-hand how El Chapo changed the game. As brilliant as he was lethal, Chapo not only decimated his competition, he foresaw Americans' dependence on opioids and heroin, and manipulated supply to increase demand. Riley's story culminates as he and the DEA win their greatest victory-the capture and extradition of his long-time nemesis-and Chapo faces his darkest fear: U.S. justice. A riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA, Drug Warrior is a critical examination of how America's opioid crisis came to be, and the extraordinary people fighting it."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
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1958-
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Riley, Jack
Dewey number
363.25/93365092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5805.C485
LC item number
R55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weiss, Mitch
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  • Chapo
  • Riley, Jack
  • United States
  • Chapo
  • United States
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Drug enforcement agents
  • Drug control
  • Opioid abuse
  • Drug control
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug enforcement agents
  • Drug traffic
  • Employees
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Opioid abuse
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement
  • LAW / Government / Federal
  • TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
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Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis, Jack Riley with Mitch Weiss
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the chase, 2007 -- Glory days, 1986 -- The mentor -- Good cops bad guys -- The brothers -- No-name office -- Back with a vengeance -- Get shorty -- Saint Louis blues, 2000 -- New sheriff in town, 2007 -- The stark truth -- Homeward bound -- Border town -- Public enemy number one -- Long distance runaround, 2014 -- The suit -- Shorty redux -- Epilogue: Wrigley Field
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781602865839
Lccn
2018041368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1066018169
  • (OCoLC)1066018169
Label
Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis, Jack Riley with Mitch Weiss
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the chase, 2007 -- Glory days, 1986 -- The mentor -- Good cops bad guys -- The brothers -- No-name office -- Back with a vengeance -- Get shorty -- Saint Louis blues, 2000 -- New sheriff in town, 2007 -- The stark truth -- Homeward bound -- Border town -- Public enemy number one -- Long distance runaround, 2014 -- The suit -- Shorty redux -- Epilogue: Wrigley Field
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781602865839
Lccn
2018041368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1066018169
  • (OCoLC)1066018169

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