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Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels

Toby Muse



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Ebury Press
31 March 2020
Biography; True crime; Drugs trade & trafficking; Organised crime
Join the deadly journey of cocaine, from farmer to kingpin.

Meet Jose. Jose doesn't see himself as a criminal. He's just a farmer growing a crop he won't lose money on- coca.

This is Fabian. Fabian calls himself a freedom fighter. But wars cost money. And transporting drugs is the fastest way to raise cash.

Tomas runs a factory. But this factory is hidden deep in the jungle, and the product is cocaine.

And finally, here is Alex. Alex decides where the drug goes next- into Europe or the US. And he wields the power of life and death over everyone around him.

In Kilo, Toby Muse takes us deep into the mechanism of the drug trade, following a kilo of cocaine as it travels by land and sea to its final destination. On the way we will meet druglords, contract killers, drug mules, and submarine pilots, all of whom are trying to get ahead in the best way they know how.

If you want to understand how the drug trade became a multi-billion pound industry whose influence is felt all over the world, then read Muse's devastating account of the innermost workings of an economic miracle, a killer of millions- cocaine.
By:   Toby Muse
Imprint:   Ebury Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   423g
ISBN:   9781529103403
ISBN 10:   1529103401
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   31 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Toby Muse is a British-American writer, television reporter, documentary filmmaker and foreign correspondent. He has reported from the front lines of the conflicts in Colombia, Iraq and Syria. He has embedded with soldiers, rebels and drug cartels, producing exclusive reports from cocaine laboratories and guerrilla jungle camps. He lived in Bogota, Colombia for more than fifteen years, reporting across South America and the endless drug war.

Reviews for Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels

Kilo explores the trenches of the drug trade like few other books. With vivid writing and deep access to the underworld borne from his decades in the field, Muse has produced a must-read for those trying to understand why decades of bloodshed and billions of dollars haven't won the war on drugs In fifteen years covering Colombia, this is the best book I've ever read about the cocaine trade Kilo is surely the best account of the cocaine trade that will be ever be written, as well as the most incredible work of investigative journalist I've read

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