It's no secret that drug cartels have wreaked havoc upon Mexico, but the examples provided in this book will be simply unimaginable for the average American citizen. Mexico's drug traffickers have transitioned into an omnipresent force of organized crime that has terrorized the entire nation. Their exploits adversely affect the lives, directly and indirectly, of every Mexican in a variety of ways, such as the destruction of the rule of law, eliminating the freedom of the press, and rampant embezzlement of public funds. The cartels are now militarized groups that specialize in several forms of violent crime, including extortion and kidnapping. The government can't provide basic security for the average Mexican citizen. And these criminals can act with impunity, in part, because the corruption of public officials and political offices reaches the highest levels. Brian Saady is a dogged researcher who includes a plethora of information that has never been published for an American audience. To name one, he included a report about the capture and subsequent state-sanctioned release of arguably the world's most wanted fugitive. In the end, this is crucial reading material for anyone concerned about this human catastrophe resulting from America's war on drugs.