El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Nation Books
Date Published: 2011
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 26370
209pp. Octavo [21cm] Paperback.
From the publisher: El Sicario is the hidden face of America's war on drugs: a contract killer who functioned as a comandante in the Chihuahuan State police, attended an FBI training course in the United States, and who for twenty years, kidnapped, tortured, and murdered people targeted by the Mexican drug cartels. Then he left the killing fields alive and turned to Christ.Now, living as a fugitive with a cartel contract on his life, he tells his own story in this unprecedented and chilling monologue. He describes not only torture and murder, but also the total corruption of the Mexican state. In his world, terror and slaughter are simply tools in implementing policy for both the cartels and the police. When he headed the state police anti-kidnapping squad in Juárez, he was also running a kidnapping ring in Juárez. When he was killing people for money in Juárez, he was sharpening his marksmanship at the Federal Police range.He speaks as a free man and of his own free will—there are no criminal charges against him in the United States or Mexico. He is a lonely voice—no one with his background has ever come forward and talked. He is the future—there are thousands more like him in Mexico. He speaks the truth no one wants to hear.