Snatched: From Drug Queen to Informer to Hostage--A Harrowing True Story

3.45 avg rating
( 101 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781250031778: Snatched: From Drug Queen to Informer to Hostage--A Harrowing True Story
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance.

Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade.

After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children--until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting.

Named "Operation Princess," the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history.

But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America--and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a federal agent in their clutches.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

BRUCE PORTER is a former writer for Newsweek and a professor at the Columbia Journalism School who has written for the Washington Post, New York Times Magazine, Playboy, and Rolling Stone, as well as dozens of other magazines and newspapers. His first book, Blow, was a bestselling New York Times Notable Book and was made into a major motion picture. Bruce lives in New York City.

Review:

"Fascinating look at the international drug trade. . . . In Porter’s hands, Pilar’s story will easily hook readers from start to finish; the book reads like an action-packed movie script." - Publishers Weekly

"An engaging, improbable true-crime tale that underscores the grandiose futility of the drug war." - Kirkus Reviews

"This amazing true story could have been written for the big screen. . . . the narrative races along like a film script. . . . this entertaining and sad story of a woman doing what she has to in order to protect her family will satisfy fans of Blow, Donnie Brasco, and true crime stories." - Library Journal

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 27.99
US$ 3.99

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Porter, Bruce
Published by St. Martin's Press 2016-04-19 (2016)
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press 2016-04-19, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Seller Inventory # 9781250031778B

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Porter, Bruce
Published by U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
bainebridge booksellers
(Bronx, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # ABE-1492257133106

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

BRUCE PORTER
Published by PICADOR (MPS)
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Montclair Book Center
(Montclair, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PICADOR (MPS). HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Condition: NEW. Seller Inventory # IM329649

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Porter Bruce
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 125003177X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Porter, Bruce
Published by St Martins Pr (2016)
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781250031778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Porter, Bruce
Published by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 125003177X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1284758

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Bruce Porter
Published by St. Martin's Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance.Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade.After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children--until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named "Operation Princess," the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America--and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a federal agent in their clutches. Seller Inventory # AAC9781250031778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Bruce Porter
Published by St. Martin's Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance.Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade.After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children--until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named "Operation Princess," the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America--and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a federal agent in their clutches. Seller Inventory # AAC9781250031778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Bruce Porter
Published by St. Martin's Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance.Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade.After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children--until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named "Operation Princess," the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America--and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a federal agent in their clutches. Seller Inventory # BTE9781250031778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Bruce Porter
ISBN 10: 125003177X ISBN 13: 9781250031778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.499. Seller Inventory # 9781250031778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book