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Characters Ñ At the Devils Table 100 Á In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller award winning investigative reporter William C Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma—a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crimeHe is introduced to the godfathers of the Cali cartel who are at war with Escobar and desperately want their foe dead With mixed feelings Jorge agrees to help them Once inside Jorge rises to become head of security for Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela principal godfather of the 7 billion a year Cali drug cartel Jorge tries to turn a blind eye to the violence corruption and brutality that surround him and he struggles privately to preserve his integrity even as he is drawn deeper into the web of cartel operations Then comes an order from the godfathers that he can’t obey but can’t refuse Jorge realizes that his only way out is to bring down the biggest richest crime syndica. Kept you on the edge too speak Watched Narcos series which covered a lot but to get a lot of the details was great What a ballsy thing to do knowing the conseuences of betrayal from cartels I wish you could have info about his current life and what it's like knowing cartel probably still has bounty for you

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Te of all time Thus begins a heart pumping roller coaster ride of intensifying peril Secretly aided by a pair of young American DEA agents Jorge races time and cartel assassins to extract damaging evidence help capture the fugitive godfather and save the life of a witness targeted for murder Through it all death lurks a single misstep awayWilliam C Rempel is the only reporter with access to this story and to Jorge who remains in hiding somewhere in the United States even the author doesn’t know where but has revealed his experience in gripping detail Salcedo’s is the story of one extraordinary ordinary man forced to risk everything to end a nightmare of his own makin. William C Rempel tells the engaging yet frightening story of Jorge Salcedo a former battery manufacturer turned head of security for the leadership of the Cali Drug Cartel of Columbia With Rempel's lively and engaged prose the reader feels effectively transported inside of the inner workings of a Columbian drug cartel and the confliction that exists inside of Mr Salcedo in that he loves his job as a security man for the Cali Cartel and sees a hopeful future as the security consaultant while eventually realizing that he is stuck inside a business of blood and violence that he becomes increasingly uncomfortable with as time goes by The book follows Jorge as he seeks out the help of the DEA as they are the only ones who won't be bought off by Columbian drug moneyAlthough Salcedos' story in itself is compelling I personally was blown away by the immense power the Cali cartel was able to obtain because the drug trade was so profitable they where able to buy off police army personel politicians and even bought a president even disheartening around page 156 7 or so there's even an example of a young women being turned into a prostitute just because members of the drug cartel threw several hundred dollars in front of her The book is a rather sad illustration that money can buy some things However the book also features the downfall of several major drug lords indicating that money and power are indeed fickle things that can shift in a moments noticeVery moving and sobering book

Characters At the Devils Table

At the Devils TableIn this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller award winning investigative reporter William C Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate Colombia in the 1990s is a country in chaos as a weak government battles guerrilla movements and narco traffickers including the notorious Pablo Escobar and his rivals in the Cali cartel Enter Jorge Salcedo a part time soldier a gifted engineer a respected businessman and family man and a man who despises Pablo Escobar for patriotic and deeply personal reasons. Excellent true story of the inside working of the Cali Drug Cartel in Colombia as well as a few highlights of its rival cartel in Medellin led by Pablo Escobar The book is an insider's story on the Cali Cartel covering their war with Pablo Escobar's organization the infamous gimmicking of the Colombian election won by President Ernesto Samper thanks to millions of dollars in funding from the drug cartel and the eventual downfall of the Cali Cartel orchestrated in great part by the source for this bookThe book was produced by a reporter who had access to the person who collaborated with the DEA in the capture of the leaders of the Cali Cartel and the dismantling of that organization This collaborator was none other than the Head of Security for the leaders of the Cali Cartel His story is incredible and it helps that I was in Colombia at the time so I have personal knowledge of many of the public events and some of the less public ones too