"Longmire offers fresh insights into almost every facet of the war on drugs . . . One-stop shopping for basic knowledge about U.S.-Mexican narcotics diplomacy." -- Kirkus Reviews
"In Cartel Sylvia Longmire furthers our understanding of a very complex health and national security issue south of the border and within the United States itself."--Malcolm Beith, author of The Last Narco
“Cartel is a well-balanced blend of organized crime 101 and thought-provoking analysis of the current violence in Mexico. It’s an important addition to the current body of work on the criminal underworld that continues to spread its presence and influence north of the border into the United States. Readers will find themselves on the front line of this decades-old drug war that has finally crossed our border--Samuel Logan, author of This is for Mara Salvatrucha
"There's a real need for an easy-to-read, one-stop-shopping overview of the myriad issues facing us from Mexico's cartels. Longmire allows people to finally have the context to make sense of the drug war."--Nicholas Stein, Series Producer, National Geographic’s Border Wars
“From an experienced cartel analyst and special agent, this is a powerful and very comprehensive look into the broad scope of Mexican drug violence and its impact on the security of our nation. One of the best books I've seen to understand Mexican cartels, border violence, drug trafficking and the ramifications of spill-over crime into America. I encourage you to read this book.”--Fred Burton, VP Intelligence, Stratfor, and author of Chasing Shadows
“The insights here are invaluable—and essential. Longmire's depth of knowledge and analysis come in well-crafted prose that’s as thrilling to read as any novel and compelling for even the most casual reader.”--David Silverberg, Editor, Homeland Security Today
I recomend this book to anyone who loves to read and or loves to read about what's going on in our country.
This book is an easy read and provides an in-depth view of the historical foundation of many of the existing organizations.
Sure, Sylvia they might be quickly "investigated", but only by the accused perpetrators - the Mexican Army!
CARTEL: The Coming Invasion Of Mexico's Drug Wars by Sylvia Longmire is the ultimate springboard of information that everyone in the U.S. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beau Smith
I've read there are better books out there on this topic. Avoid this one- I didn't really gain any new information other than what you hear on the news. Read morePublished 8 months ago by O. Guzman
Interesting book. I especially enjoyed what I was not aware of. Mexico needs desperately to revamp their laws and become serious about corruption. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Major385
Very interesting reading. We travel to Mexico often and like to learn about it and how the cartels function in Mexico.Published 17 months ago by P. Rucker
This book has to have been paid for by the Mexican army. It contains loads of falsehoods and the analysis is skewed. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brizz
Although this book was written (in my opinion) for a very specific audience (middle America), it lacked a lot of general Cartel information (I could have gone to Wikipedia and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joe M
I really enjoyed reading the personal accounts more than the quantitative aspects. Much of the information was already gained from other sources, so I found myself re-reading... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rebecca
Cartel is a fantastic book that brings to life a gripping tail of what's going on in Mexico and how the violence is wright next door to us and how some of that violence is pouring... Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by Balandran