Escape of "El Chapo" boosts sales for drug war novel

Don Winslow's "The Cartel," published last month to enthusiastic reviews, jumped within 24 hours from No. 287 to No. 66 as of midday Wednesday on Amazon.com's best-seller list.
Winslow's novel is a follow-up to a previous work on the drug wars. (Photo: Special)
16/07/2015
10:08
AP
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The escape of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" has meant more sales for a crime novel that features the escape of a Mexican drug lord.

 Winslow's novel is a follow-up to a previous work on the drug wars, "The Power of the Dog," and centers on a deadly rivalry between a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a Mexican cartel kingpin based on El Chapo.

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escaped Saturday from a maximum security prison in Mexico. He also escaped in 2001, which was fictionalized in "The Cartel.

 

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