What impact has Mexico's Los Zetas criminal organization had worldwide?
|ISBN: 978-1-4128-4617-2 (cloth) 294 pp. $34.95/£27.50/$C41.95/€33.00|
A new generation of ruthless pragmatists carves a parallel state across Mexico and Central America. Most powerful among them is Los Zetas, ruled over by Heriberto Lazcano, known as The Executioner. Lazcano and his men have forced a tectonic shift among drug trafficking organizations in the Americas, forever altering how criminal business is conducted in the Western Hemisphere.
The Executioner's Men brings an unprecedented level of detail in describing how Los Zetas became Mexico's most diabolical criminal organization. Despite suffering severe losses that would cripple any major corporation, Los Zetas continues to operate internationally in criminal markets. Many of the poor and destitute across the region cooperate with Los Zetas, sometimes for money, often because of coercion.
|George W. Grayson is the Class of 1938 Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary, an associate scholar at Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He is the author of Mexico's Struggle with Drugs and Thugs and Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?, which was named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine.
Professor Grayson may be reached for interviews by phone 757-810-0034, or email email@example.com.
Samuel Logan is the founder of Southern Pulse, a human intelligence-based private investigations organization, a senior writer for the International Relations and Security Network, a member of the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, and a story consultant for National Geographic Television. His works include This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha, America's Most Violent Gang, The Reality of a Mexican Mega Cartel, and Mexico's Criminal Organizations.
|Praise for The Executioner's Men|
"George Grayson and Samuel Logan provide the most detailed analysis to date of the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal criminal group. The Executioner's Men captures the sophisticated nature of the Zetas' organizational structures and operations as well as the depraved flavor of the Zetas' lives."
--Vanda Felbab-Brown, fellow at the Brookings Institution;
author, Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs
"Carefully researched and vividly written, The Executioner's Men provides the most detailed analysis currently available of the 'Zetas,' Mexico's most violent and aggressive criminal organization. The book will be essential to scholars, policy-makers, and the public in their efforts to grasp the dimensions of the challenges posed by a new breed of organized crime to Mexico and the United States."
--John Bailey, professor of government and foreign service,