By Edward Humes
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes what Publishers Weekly referred to as the "definitive learn" of the grizzly mass killings in Matamoros, Mexico. within the 1980's, Adolfo Constanzo, devotee of Santeria and strong cult chief opened store in Mexico urban as a fortune teller. He quickly discovered that there have been higher gains in drug cash than the occult, and as his prestige grew within the drug alternate, so too did his mythical brutality. Kidnappings, torture, and homicide have been 3 guns in his arsenal that he used to maintain a vice grip at the drug trade.
Humes explores the intersections of the drug alternate and politics in a fashion that also resonates this present day, additionally touching upon the spiritual parts that play into the long-lasting prestige of drug kingpins. After the ritual homicide of Mark Kilroy, a scholar from the USA, Constanzo died in a shoot-out and lots of of his fans went to felony. This unflinching, unforgettable tale is dropped at bright, terrifying lifestyles in "One of the best...
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Whole families entered the drug business, blood ties spawning trust, generation following generation on that serpentine road of contraband and wealth. In the Mexican town of Matamoros, separated from Brownsville, Texas, by a thin, muddy river and a few impotent strands of barbed wire, smuggling has become a way of life. So it was with the Hernandez family of Matamoros, mid-level drug smugglers, neither big time nor small time—just one of hundreds of gangs with connections to the city’s powerful crime and drug barons.
Candice Leek, instructor, Institute for Police Technology and Management, Jacksonville, Florida. Prologue Matamoros, Mexico, March 13, 1989 Squinting through gray curls of smoke, the priest considered his offering. Would the gods be pleased? The priest did not think so. Yes, the sacrifice had been made as the ancient laws required: cigar smoke and rum to summon the seven powers, a headless turtle, the head of a goat, blood from a rooster. And, of course, a human life ended now, a man raped, battered, and sliced, his heart torn beating from his chest, his blood still draining into a clay pot.
Benitez exchanged a look with his top agent, Miguel Antonio Rodriguez, who was nicknamed El Lobo—The Wolf. The comandante felt a sick tug at his insides. “Describe the gringo,” Benitez said. Domingo shrugged, then, after a moment’s thought, brightened. “I remember. ” Guero. Blonde. Benitez rummaged through his desk and pulled out a black-and-white glossy photo of Mark Kilroy—handsome, gringo, blonde Mark Kilroy. He showed the photo to Domingo. The caretaker didn’t hesitate. “Yes. That’s him. ” Chapter 3 Suddenly, the separate investigations of drugs, gangs, and a missing college student from Texas became facets of the same dark puzzle.