An astonishing, revelatory, and redemptive memoir from two women who escaped the international drug trade, with never-before-revealed details about El Chapo, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the dangerous world of illicit drugs.
Olivia and Mia Flores are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Their husbands worked with-and then brought down-El Chapo, as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. They had everything money could buy: luxury cars, huge houses, and expensive jewelry-but they chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. They knew that life was about more than wealth; it was about love, family, and doing what’s right.
CARTEL WIVES is a love story, a “Married to the Mob” story, an insider’s look into the terrifying but high-flying empire of the new world of drugs, and, finally, the story of a major DEA and FBI operation. These two women, brought up in conventional families (one is the daughter of a Chicago cop), but married to twin brothers who were major players in the US/Mexican drug trade, lift the veil on this highly secretive world in a way few people can. They do not pretend their husbands are angels, and they know many people will vilify them for marrying these men. But they love them and are proud that they risked their lives to help the Feds gather the information needed to capture El Chapo in Mexico. Olivia and Mia now live under assumed names, and to their neighbors they’re just single mothers, soccer moms, and members of the PTA, but their past is better than fiction.
Available June 20, 2017 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, Hardcover, Paperback, and E-book from Grand Central Publishing.
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