From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes what Publisher's Weekly called the "definitive study" of the grozzly mass killings in Matamoros, Mexico.
In the 1980's, Adolfo Constanzo, dovotee of Santeria and powerful cult leader, opened shop in Mexico City as a fortune teller. He soon realized that there were greater profits in drug money than the occult, and as his status grew in the drug trade, so too did his legendary brutality. Kidnappings, torture, and murder were only three weapons in his arsenal that he used to keep a vice grip on the drug trade.
Humes explores the intersections of the drug trade and politics in a way that still resonates today as this unflinching , unforgettable story is brought to vivid, terrifying life in "one of the best true-crime tales in recent time."