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Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden
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Jun 02, 11

Read in May, 2011

One of the books I read during vacation on my new Kindle. I'm a big fan of Mark Bowden and this book did not disappoint at all. It was an easy read and an absolutely fascinating look at the rise and fall of the man that not only controlled the cocaine 'industry' but pretty much the entire government of Columbia.

The technology used to ultimately track him down was amazing. For example, the US Government's Centra Spike team from the comforts of their Beechcraft Aircraft 23,000feet above the city could not only locate a cell phone within a few meters of accuracy, they could also turn the phone on if it was off without alerting the user - and this was back in the late 80's early 90's. Imagine what they can do now?

Excellent story read and highly recommended.

As for the Kindle, I love it! Wish I bought one sooner, so much easier to read especially in sunlight than my iPad.
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