The Border - Don Winslow

The Border

By Don Winslow

  • Release Date - Published: 2019-02-26
  • Book Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Author: Don Winslow
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 495 Ratings)

The Border Don Winslow read online review & book description:


"A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." – Janet Maslin, New York Times

"You can't ask for more emotionally moving entertainment." – Stephen King

"One of the best thriller writers on the planet." – Esquire

The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force

What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish?  How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you’re on?

The war has come home.

For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America’s longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world’s most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin―the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera―has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul.

Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there.

Barrera’s final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies―men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable―an incoming administration that’s in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down.

Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson―there are no borders.

In a story that moves from deserts of Mexico to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, street traffickers, addicts, politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country.

A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow’s magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of—and for—our time.

The Border book review The Border ePUB; Don Winslow; Mysteries & Thrillers books.

Posted Reviews

  • The border

    By Sniper729
    Great book!! The story the characters it’s amazing. It’s also funny how it knocks Donald Trump. Bit Donald Trump won. #MAGA
  • Another Novel by

    By Cyber_Grunt
    A Snow Flake author..... Word is he’s looking for a safe place to write his next bag of BS.... Get over it already
  • Half good, half bad.

    By da Drizzler
    I was skeptical of the reviews claiming the leftist preachiness but they are correct. I’m a big fan of the previous books in this series but Winslow let his anger and his personal opinions muddy the story waters big time. I’m no Trump fan, so I’m not offended, I just want to read a good book. The president in the book is Donald, no attempt to hide that other than using a different name. I’m halfway through and the book diverts to a story line of a small boy from South America making a journey to the US. It’s written to drum up bleeding heart sympathy in the most over wrought way. The boy endures every conceivable hardship as if to say only a monster wouldn’t let this child into to U.S. At one point he wonders “there’s a place for everyone in America, right?”. It goes on and on. All of this to make a preachy point, instead of making a better story. There’s some good parts in the book, but honestly its tiring to drudge through the crap for it. Could’ve been edited down 100 pages at least.
  • Partisan drivel

    By Bizhub owner
    Enjoyed his previous books but this was convoluted and full of leftist preaching. I’m not a Trump fan but Winslow definitely has a case of the derangement syndrome. And if you’re going to trash law enforcement perhaps you should read the DOJ report on Ferguson before using that as an example.
  • The Border

    By Goetz0355
    My favorite author of “The Cartel” had to get political! Why?? A hard to believe story that the DEA Boss would hate a president running on Border Control! Same old song and dance to bash Trump in a fictional story about a real issue. Could have been great, but you lost this fan. Sad Mr. Winslow.
  • Alt Right Animus

    By Banjolier
    Great book, but the cartoonish portrayal of the “Alt-Right” super villains degraded the quality of the story. His book, do what he wants, but liberal preachiness is never less than tiresome.
  • The Border

    By abw66
    I was reading fiction to escape reality. If I wanted politics I would have chosen that genre or not read at all & just watch news.
  • Great book

    By Cut wood
    Another great book by Winslow. Well written, interesting, and lots to think about.
  • Least favorite Don Winslow book

    By AJB1313
    I’m a huge fan of Don Winslow’s Cartel series but this book left much to be desired. The plot is decent but not nearly as good as his past works. My biggest issue with the book is the political BS. Clearly the fascist, racist character John Dennison is supposed to be Donald Trump. We get it Don, you’re not a fan of the president. I read your books to be entertained by fiction and to get away from news and politics. Unfortunately, Don couldn’t keep his seething hatred for the president out of his latest book and the entire piece suffers.
  • The Border

    By Tjader26
    From the moment I picked up this book, I knew I was in for a wild ride. Winslow writes with such detailed particularity that , at times, you actually think he was at the scene. He goes with ten year old Nico in one chapter, you feel as if you are there on La Bestia for the entire train ride. I’m not giving away anything here so you’ll have to read the book, and, at times you might thank me for pointing to this book. I’ve read all three and loved them all. You will be zipped through Mexico, Central America, through, the good and the bad placers right here in America. Don’t miss this since if the is made into a movie, it will make the movie Sicario’s seem like a Disney movie.

Post a review about this book