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This review is from: How to Get Away with Murder in America: Drug Lords, Dirty Pols, Obsessed Cops, and the Quiet Man Who Became the CIA's Master Killer (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
The author of Generation Kill and American Desperado delivers a tour-de-force of investigative journalism detailing the tangled web that connects those who break laws with those who enforce them. What begins as an investigation into a decades-old mob hit in Cocaine-Cowboy-era Miami and a portrait of your typical Scarface-type drug baron - the fascinatingly unhinged Albert San Pedro - quickly turns into a takedown of the CIA, federal and state officials, and even the infamous private security contractor Blackwater. Lurking in the shadows behind it all is Ricky Prado, a childhood friend turned enforcer in Albert San Pedro's drug empire who somehow ended up in the ranks of the CIA while maintaining his underworld connections. Wright follows Prado's trail from his apparent involvement in the Bay of Pigs to the post-9/11 era and his time working in the upper echelon of Blackwater, all while committing murders and other atrocities for both his criminal associates and the United States government - avoiding prosecution all the while. This brilliantly put together piece shows that all it takes to get away with murder in America is to kill for the right people. Reading it will change everything you think you know about the relationship between law enforcement and organized crime.