Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Top ten books about gangsters

Rod Reynolds's new book, his third Charlie Yates novel, is Cold Desert Sky. One of his ten favorite books about gangsters, as shared at the Guardian:
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

Winslow’s novel chronicles the first 30 years of the US’s “war on drugs”. Epic in every sense, the book lays bare the violence, futility and hypocrisy of the policy, and is made all the more striking by its grounding in true events. But this is much more than a fictional exposé of recent history; as in The Godfather, it’s the personal relationships that drive the narrative as the friendship between DEA agent Art Keller and narco kingpin Miguel Angel Barrera disintegrates into a blood feud.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue