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At the Devil's Table The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought down the Cali Cartel

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ISBN-10: 1400068371

ISBN-13: 9781400068371

Edition: 2011

Authors: William C. Rempel

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In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma-a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate. Colombia in the 1990s is a country in chaos, as a weak government battles guerrilla movements and narco-traffickers, including the notorious Pablo Escobar and his rivals in the Cali cartel. Enter Jorge Salcedo, a part-time soldier, a gifted engineer, a respected businessman and family man-and a man who despises Pablo Escobar for patriotic and deeply personal reasons. He is…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/21/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

William Rempel spent 36 years as an investigative reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times. While at the paper, he produced ground-breaking reports on subjects ranging from oil tanker safety to the al Qaeda threat prior to September 11, 2001. His investigative work on the corrupt regime of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos led him to disclosure of the Marcos diaries and resulted in Delusions of a Dictator. His international stories include exclusive reports detailing secret US arms deals with Iran, tracking tons of explosives smuggled to terrorist camps in Libya, tracing embargoed nuclear technology shipped out of South Africa, and documenting the use of Ukrainian cargo planes by Colombian…    

Prologue: Wrong Number
The Cartel War Years, 1989-1993
Six and a Half Years Earlier
A Terrible Noise
El Doctor and the Gentlemen
Welcome to the Cartel
Target: Pablo
Prisoner of the Clouds
Maternity and Martial Law
The Witch Knows Best
How Many Did You Kill?
In the Cartel's Secret Service
Meet the Rival
Sting of the Dragonfly
Get Me a Fork
Into the Black Market
The Dark Side
The Hauntings
A Shot at the FBI
In Too Deep
The Cartel's Man, 1993-1995
A Life Sentence
The New Deals
Far From Heroic
One Honest Man
Sex, Spies, and Videotape
The Vulture Account
Her Name was Emilia
New Kids in Town
The Limit
The Last Days, Summer 1995
More Wrong Number
A Killer's Busy Day
El Dorado in a Desk
Love in the Time of Crisis
Who is Pallomari?
They're Coming
Please Don't Leave
I'm Dead
Very Strange
The Gay Caballeros
Go For It
The Rising Son
Race the Assassin
A Weekend Funeral
We Know What You're Doing
The Man Who Used to Be
Background: Stories Behind the Story
The Backstory: Jorge and Me
Epilogue: Wrapping Up
Sources and Notes