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The explosive memoir of legendary DEA agents and the subjects of the hit Netflix series Narcos, Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña. 

In the decades they spent at the DEA, Javier Peña and Steve Murphy risked their lives hunting large and small drug traffickers. But their biggest challenge was the hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia. The partners, who began their careers as small-town cops, have been immortalised in Netflix's Narcos, a fictional account of their hunt for Escobar. 

Now, for the first time ever, they tell the real story of how they brought down the world's first narco-terrorist, the challenges they faced, and the innovative strategies they employed to successfully end the reign of terror of the world's most wanted criminal.  

Listeners will go deep inside the inner workings of the Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-US task force that resulted in an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar. Between July 1992 and December 1993, Steve and Javier lived on the edge, setting up camp in Medellin at the Carlos Holguin Military Academy. There, they lived and worked with the Colombian authorities, hunting down a man who was thought by many to be untouchable. Their firsthand experience coupled with stories from the DEA's recently declassified files on the search for Escobar forms the beating heart of Manhunters, an epic account of how agents risked everything to capture the world's most wanted man. 

©2019 Javier F. Peña and Stephen E. Murphy (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • Lawrence K Dobney
  • 01-20-20

highly recommended

Gripping story, hard to stop listening to! would highly recommend it! A + + +

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  • Robin Parker-jones
  • 03-11-22

A little let down

Having watched most things on Pablo as I find it a great interest I was a bit let down by the lack of detail in this book . The tv program was much better if honest

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  • Joe K
  • 11-25-21

Needs a different title!

Very little detail about Escobar. Seemed to be about Mr Murphy and Mr Peñas' rise to fame! The Netflix series may of been factually inaccurate at times but it was far more interesting. Maybe this book should of been titled "How to work for the DEA"?

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  • John Simmonette
  • 05-26-20

Excellent!!

Exactly what I expected, brilliantly narrated and we'll worth listening to. really interesting and informative.