Reading progress update: I've read 70% and

The Power of the Dog - Don Winslow

 

this book is simply: OUTSTANDING!

 

To be honest, I purchased the audiobook THE CARTEL by this author in error, not realizing that it was book 2 of a series. 

 

When I discovered my error, I decided to buy this one-mostly because of Ray Porter, the narrator. 

 

Now I'm pretty much consumed by this story of:

 

Iran-Contra

Panama

Drug Cartels

The Mafia

The Catholic Church

Armies trying to take over South American countries

(and how they are backed or not backed and the reasons why.)

 

If I didn't already know what happened back then I might not believe what's going on in this book. But I do know the truth of some of what happened and I have no choice but to believe it. Don Winslow has done his research.

 

It's compelling, it's believable, the characters are engaging, (not even the bad guys are ALL bad - making them quite believable in the process), the story in turns shocking, sad, stunning and un-put-downable.

 

Lastly? Ray Porter is a narrating GOD.