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Confessions of a cartel hit man

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"These are the true confessions of an assassin. Martin Corona started out life seemingly as American as a midcentury American kid could be. He was the son of a US marine, bouncing from one warm beach base to another. But the combination of an abusive father, ill-advised medication, and some bad choices before he was even a teenager led him into a brutal, murderous outlaw life. In and out of prison, Corona, aka 'Nite Owl,' soon came into contact with Sureños and the so-called Mexican Mafia. After having proved himself to be fearless and loyal, he joined an elite crew run by the Arellano Félix brothers, founders of the Tijuana drug cartel that dominated the cross-border drug trade and the associated bloody gang warfare for decades. Corona and his crew would leave their luxurious hideout in Mexico, cross the border whenever they wished, kill whoever needed to be killed, and often return to their "office" the same day. Special Agent of the California Department of Justice Steve Duncan pursued the arrest of Martin Corona for years and wrote the foreword to this powerful memoir. He says Corona is the only former cartel hit man he knows who is truly remorseful. Corona's turning state's evidence led to the arrest of Javier Arellano Felix and the ultimate downfall of the Tijuana Cartel in 2006. But Corona wasn't free from his past. This story gives insight into how one human being became able to kill without hesitation--and how, no longer a killer, and asking for forgiveness, he now lives with himself."--Jacket.

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Clifton Springs Library 364.152 Cor (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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001561998
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1001 . ‡aCorona, Martín, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aConfessions of a cartel hit man / ‡cMartin Corona ; with Tony Rafael.
264 1. ‡aNew York, New York : ‡bDutton, ‡c[2017]
264 4. ‡c©2017
300 . ‡axiv, 299 pages ; ‡c24 cm
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520 . ‡a"These are the true confessions of an assassin. Martin Corona started out life seemingly as American as a midcentury American kid could be. He was the son of a US marine, bouncing from one warm beach base to another. But the combination of an abusive father, ill-advised medication, and some bad choices before he was even a teenager led him into a brutal, murderous outlaw life. In and out of prison, Corona, aka 'Nite Owl,' soon came into contact with Sureños and the so-called Mexican Mafia. After having proved himself to be fearless and loyal, he joined an elite crew run by the Arellano Félix brothers, founders of the Tijuana drug cartel that dominated the cross-border drug trade and the associated bloody gang warfare for decades. Corona and his crew would leave their luxurious hideout in Mexico, cross the border whenever they wished, kill whoever needed to be killed, and often return to their "office" the same day. Special Agent of the California Department of Justice Steve Duncan pursued the arrest of Martin Corona for years and wrote the foreword to this powerful memoir. He says Corona is the only former cartel hit man he knows who is truly remorseful. Corona's turning state's evidence led to the arrest of Javier Arellano Felix and the ultimate downfall of the Tijuana Cartel in 2006. But Corona wasn't free from his past. This story gives insight into how one human being became able to kill without hesitation--and how, no longer a killer, and asking for forgiveness, he now lives with himself."--Jacket.
5050 . ‡aPart one: Sorrow. The letter ; Posole ; The beach ; Gladiator school ; The ones that got away ; Power boosting ; Surenos don't stoop ; A chance in Hawaii ; Baby -- Part two: Education. Big D's tickets ; Circus circus ; Small fish, big ocean ; The first order of business ; Mainline ; I want to kill him ; The hole ; Plastic knives ; Real great dudes -- Part three: Profession. A big enterprise ; Bullet hoses ; The fat guy ; Getting it done right ; Respect ; Wasn't for her ; Bad karma ; Neglected business ; "Are you against us?" ; Out of my life.
60010. ‡aCorona, Martín.
61020. ‡aArellano-Felix Organization.
650 0. ‡aNarco-terrorism ‡zMexico ‡zTijuana (Baja California) ‡vCase studies.
650 0. ‡aMurder for hire ‡zMexican-American Border Region ‡vCase studies.
650 0. ‡aAssassins ‡zMexico ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aOrganized crime ‡zMexico ‡zTijuana (Baja California)
650 0. ‡aCartels ‡zMexico ‡zTijuana (Baja California)
655 7. ‡aAutobiographies. ‡2lcgft
7001 . ‡aRafael, Tony, ‡eauthor.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aocn961311052 ‡bOCoLC ‡c561998 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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