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“Embroiled in multiple turf wars around the country as well as a battle with the nation’s armed forces, Mexico’s dozen-odd drug cartels all seek to strike fear into the hearts of their enemies, but none have cultivated a name for being cruel, ruthless and cold-blooded warriors quite so assiduously as the Zetas…. [This book] provide[s] us with the first hardnosed dissection of one of the most spine-chilling criminal organizations that has ever existed…. [E]ssential reading.”
—Jo Tuckman, International Affairs
“[T]his is the first authoritative book ever written solely about Los Zetas… The authors cover how Los Zetas are organized, financed, armed, and trained, and these sections contain information that is a researcher’s dream… Bottom line, if you do any work or research related to Mexico’s drug war, this needs to be in your book collection.”
—Sylvia Longmire, http://borderviolenceanalysis.typepad.com
“George Grayson and Samuel Logan provide the most detailed analysis to date of the Zetas, Mexico’s most brutal criminal group. The Executioner’s Men captures the sophisticated nature of the Zetas’ organizational structures and operations as well as the depraved flavor of the Zetas’ lives.”
—Vanda Felbab-Brown, fellow at the Brookings Institution; author, Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs
“[A]n astonishing tale with detail that Mickey Spillane would have envied. Vividly written, meticulously documented with footnotes that can serve as tools for other academics and journalists, this is a crime story that must be read and understood on both sides of the bloody border.”
—Jerry Kammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
“Carefully researched and vividly written, The Executioner’s Men provides the most detailed analysis currently available of the ‘Zetas,’ Mexico’s most violent and aggressive criminal organization. The book will be essential to scholars, policy-makers, and the public in their efforts to grasp the dimensions of the challenges posed by a new breed of organized crime to Mexico and the United States.”
—John Bailey, professor of government and foreign service, Georgetown University
George W. Grayson is professor of government emeritus at the College of William & Mary, an associate scholar at Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He is the author of Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?
Samuel Logan is the founder of Southern Pulse and a senior writer for the International Relations and Security Network.
The authors convey a ton of information and lots of details, but names and events tend to be crammed together and it can be difficult to follow at times, particularly from a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joe Bergman
Great company to deal with! Product is as advertised! Shipped item next day! Highly recommend!Published 9 months ago by Duane Amos
Very detailed and through description of the tactics of terror Los Zetas use to subdue their opponents and innocent people of Mexico and Central America. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David E Anderson
Written by someone who doesn't live in the country and doesn't speak the language. Not fun but somewhat informativePublished 13 months ago by Armando Cornejo
Not a very informative book. Tried to use it as a reference for a threat assessment and it was pretty useless to me.Published 14 months ago by Cade
This book provides a great insight into the notorious gang. Gives you a better understanding of the mind set of these crazy individuals.Published 18 months ago by John Martinez
Good read but some points were too dry. All the other points were spot on and matched what I researchedPublished 20 months ago by reader
Could have been a lot less puzzle like,just had way too many ideas being crammed in each chapter and not enough explanations at to why some things happened the way they did.Published 21 months ago by luis