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Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar Audio CD – Unabridged, 12 November 2019

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Riveting. A must-read for anyone interested in one of the major campaigns on the war on drugs. --Publishers Weekly

A thriller-esque account...keep[s] the pages turning. --
Kirkus Reviews

A gripping insider account of the hunt for Pablo Escobar. Brilliant, bold, and no holds barred, this is an impeccable true crime story, told by the two brave men who risked everything to bring down the world's first narco-terrorist. A five-star read! --Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spymaster

Manhunters is a riveting account of two brave DEA Agents who put their lives, along with their families lives, on the line to fight the war on drugs in the US and Colombia. A must read on the take down of Pablo Escobar and the part they played in the investigation. --Joe Pistone, a.k.a. Donnie Brasco

A fast-paced tale by two agents for the DEA who had the inside track on bringing down the most wanted man in recent U.S history. --Bruce Porter, New York Times bestselling author of Blow and Snatched

Manhunters is a gripping story about two true patriots who were the difference makers in the final hunt for Pablo Escobar. They are heroes to a world that was otherwise held captive by the evil of the planet's first narco-terrorist. Their bravery is unparalleled, and we owe them a great deal of gratitude for their selfless sacrifices. It is an honor to know them and their story. --Robert Mazur, New York Times bestselling author of The Infiltrator

Steve and Javier's experience on the front lines of the war on drugs over the last thirty years made them an invaluable source of information for us. Their contacts, both foreign and domestic, allowed us to put together a narrative of one of the most complex, poorly reported, and misunderstood chapters in our recent past. --Eric Newman, Executive Producer, Narcos

Steve Murphy and Javier Pena recount their involvement in the pursuit and ultimate victory over a savvy and ruthless killer who declared an uncivil war against his own country. Never failing to credit Colombian heroism in this gripping struggle, Murphy and Pena offer fresh details of the chase for Pablo Escobar that resulted in his defeat and reclamation of the country from the deadly forces of narco-terrorism. A must-read for any fan of Narcos! Chris Brancato, Executive Producer, Narcos

"Steve Murphy and Javier Pena are the real deal; true heroes of the drug war. Manhunters outlines the most important operation in the history of DEA; the killing of the most brutal and notorious drug lord in the world, Pablo Escobar. They give an incredible account of that day in Medellin, Colombia, when Pablo was killed by Colombian police that were supported, advised, and trained by these two American warriors who were on the scene when it all happened. This book is a great read and a critical account of DEA's finest hour. --LTG (Ret.) William G. Boykin, Former Commander of U.S. Army Special Forces and Founding Member of Delta Force

"Manhunters grabs you from the first page and gives you a front-row seat into the harrowing inter-agency and international hunt for the brutal narcotrafficker Pablo Escobar. Two unlikely heroes recount their stories in a way that is both compelling and captivating." --Congresswoman Mary Bono

"A compelling read about the adventures of two true American law enforcement heroes who ultimately took on the world's first narco-terrorist, the world's most wanted criminal, the world's largest cocaine baron, Pablo Escobar, and won! They include accounts of other investigations, personal challenges, and the sacrifices made not only by them but their families as well." --Barbara Comstock, former VA congresswoman

"Prepare to re-live one of the greatest man hunts through the eyes of two unconventional and unrelenting DEA agents. This is a story of two real life underdogs who did the impossible and lived to write about it.
--Patrick Bet-David

About the Author

STEVE MURPHY worked undercover sting operations in Miami, and was eventually dispatched to Colombia where he worked with partner Javier Pena to track Escobar.

was hired by the DEA in 1984 as a special agent, and spent six years tracking Pablo Escobar with partner Steve Murphy.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ MacMillan Audio; Unabridged edition (12 November 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250242665
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250242662
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 2.54 x 2.54 x 2.54 cm
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Catriona Downie
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
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Facts reveal results whether good or bad
1.0 out of 5 stars The book is about Murphy and Pena lives and Not about taking down Pablo
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pena and Murphy are Real Life Action Figures
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