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Drug Smuggling on the Mexican Border and the Assassination of a Federal Judge
Author: Gary Cartwright
Narrator: J. Rodney Turner
Unabridged: 15 hr 46 min
Format: Digital Audiobook Download
Genre: True Crime - Organized Crime
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.