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Dirty Dealing

Audiobook
Nonfiction: History
Unabridged   17 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/24/2020

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Dirty Dealing

Drug Smuggling on the Mexican Border and the Assassination of a Federal Judge

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684577224
Digital Download ISBN:9781684577217

Summary

A must-listen book from Gary Cartwright, the author of Blood Will Tell and Galveston.

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Product Description

Minutes into this rollicking good story, the central figure, Lee Chagra, comes alive: "[Lee] washed his morning cocaine down with strong coffee and remembered the time he had met Sinatra, how genuine he appeared." Everything you'll need to know and remember about Chagra—the son of Syrian immigrants to Mexico and an attorney who spun the world of dope-running, border-crossing, high-living outlaws along the El Paso–Juarez border around his finger like the gaudy rings he favored—can be neatly summarized in that one sentence. Chagra dies not long after, yet he haunts the rest of this cautionary tale like a high-rolling specter.

Author Bio

Gary Cartwright (1934–2017) had a distinguished career as a journalist, author, and magazine writer. His honors include a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, the Stanley Walker Award for Journalism, and the Carr Collins Award for Nonfiction. Cartwright received his BA in journalism from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.