By Edward Humes
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes what Publishers Weekly known as the "definitive examine" 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 earnings 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 exchange and politics in a manner that also resonates at the present time, additionally touching upon the non secular parts that play into the long-lasting prestige of drug kingpins. After the ritual homicide of Mark Kilroy, a pupil 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 vibrant, terrifying lifestyles in "One of the best...
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Then the priest took a deep breath, opened the door, and called to his followers to get rid of the body. Standing there, he sensed the fear in their eyes as they saw him filling the doorway, with flickering candles and death at his back. They shuffled by him, heads bowed, and the priest felt better, as he always did when he saw how others feared his power. Everything would be fine. There were plenty of other offerings to be made. Plenty of other screams to be wrenched from men’s souls. “Next time, bring me an American,” Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo told his followers.
Corruption was rampant on the Matamoros city police force. Then there was the missing American college student—the Mark Kilroy mess, with all its attendant bad press and official pressure to find the missing student. And now, as if Benitez’s plate were not full enough, the notorious Hernandez family was up to something. Something to do with witchcraft. Just one month he had been commander of the Mexican Federal Judicial Police Antinarcoticos office, yet already it felt like ten years’ hard labor.
Omar Francisco Orea Ochoa; student, Constanzo’s lover. Jorge Montes, “Doctor Hindu,” “Carta Brava”; fortune teller/psychic. Juan Carlos Fragosa, craftsman. Damian/Damiana; transvestite nightclub singer. Francisco, real estate speculator. Maria del Rocio Cuevas Guerra, “Karla”; fashion model/folk healer. Dr. Maria de Lourdes Bueno Lopez; physician. Enrique Calzada; boyfriend of Karla. Salvador Vidal Garcia Alarcon, “Chava”; group commander for the Mexican Federal Judicial Police Antinarcoticos. Florentino Ventura Gutierrez, former head of Federal Judicial Police, head of Interpol in Mexico.