Cartel Wives (Paperback)

Mia Flores


An astonishing and revelatory memoir by two women who escaped the glamorous yet deadly international drug trade. Mia Flores and Olivia Flores live under assumed names. To their neighbours, they are typical single mothers, their days filled with school runs and PTA meetings. But Olivia and Mia are anything but ordinary. They live in fear, hiding from a past that included wealth beyond their wildest dreams but also more danger than they ever could have imagined. Mia and Olivia are married to the highest level American drug traffickers ever to become US informants, Chicago-born twin brothers Margarito and Pedro Flores. These men worked with - and then brought down - dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels, most significantly notorious kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. The brothers and their wives had everything money could buy - luxury cars, huge houses and expensive jewellery - but came to understand that the vast wealth that accompanied cartel life came with the ever-present threat of kidnapping, death or imprisonment. Choosing their families over money, they decided to give it all up and cooperate with the US government. Now, from behind the cloak of witness protection, Olivia and Mia have come forward for the first time to tell the full story of their family's decision to risk everything and seek redemption. Cartel Wives is a love story, an insider's look into a terrifying but high-flying modern-day drug empire and, finally, the story of a major federal government operation to bring down one of the most feared men in the world.

Product Details

  • Product code: BPZES
  • ISBN: 9781782399865
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.3cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 368
  • Publish date: 07/06/2018

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Brilliant -

This book was brilliant, an interesting read that I couldn't put down. A well-written true story from the wives of twin US informants who helped the US government bring down the notorious El Chapo and other significant members of the cartel, telling their story for the first time.

I really enjoyed it, maybe because it was different to most other crime writing, and this book showed a family's point of view in a world of crime. I would definitely recommend it to friends; it captured the emotions of the authors and where they were at during the time, I could picture what they were saying. I had not known anything before about the Flores family, and only heard bits about El Chapo, but this book has changed that.

Readerready , 19/05/2018

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