The Border

The Border Review

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 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 that want to kill him, politicians that 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 south of the border 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 that fight them, the street traffickers, the addicts, the 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, Untitled is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of—and for—our time.

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  • Char

    THE BORDER is the last book in the POWER OF THE DOG trilogy. All I can say is WOW.It was everything I hoped for and more. Brutal criminals, sometimes even more brutal law enforcement, international dr...

  • Dave

    The Final Book of the TrilogyThe Border is the final concluding chapter to Winslow’s magnum opus, his trilogy about the long-running drug war. Like the first two lengthy chapters in the trilogy, The...

  • Chris Berko

    4.5 stars. The first two books in this trilogy were perfection, I removed a half star from this one because there were two or three chapters that I felt did not fit into the overall flow and were a bi...

  • Thomas Pluck

    A superlative ending to the Power of the Dog trilogy, The Border is a perfect blend of the first two volumes. The epic sprawl of The Cartel is cut back, though we see a broad swath of the people affec...

  • Brandon

    Twice now, Don Winslow believed he was out.After finishing 2005’s The Power of the Dog, he’d felt he said his piece on the war on drugs. Then, nearly a decade later, he sat down at a keyboard and ...

  • Debra

    Stephen King recommended series. He tweeted: “These books are coolness.”He tweeted: "Reading THE BORDER, by Don Winslow (out next month). Man is a balls-to-the-wall storyteller. A harsh, important...

  • Tom

    Don Winslow brings to a close his two decades obsession with the War on Drugs and the people involved, principally Art Keller and Adan Barrera. The Border has Adan dead (or is he? Adan Vive the people...

  • Jay Dwight

    I can’t imagine anything will beat this as my best read of 2019. An epic tale. A modern masterpiece from an absolutely brilliant writer. Following on from The Cartel, Art Keller’s war on the drug ...

  • Alex

    I thankfully discovered Don Winslow several years ago when the second leg of his now complete The Cartel trilogy, was released. I picked up the audiobook and was captured immediately, taken deep into ...

  • Benoit Lelivre

    There's a lot to unpack here. Perhaps a little too much for a novel that was meant to be an epic conclusion, but you can't blame Don Winslow for throwing everything at the wall. And he throws everythi...