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Agent Zapata (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Cuddehe , The Atavist
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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On an afternoon in February 2011, two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were driving on a highway in central Mexico when they were ambushed by drug cartel gunmen. In the firefight that followed, one of the agents, Jaime Zapata, was killed—the first U.S. law enforcement agent to die in the line of duty in Mexico in more than a quarter of a century.

Mexican authorities quickly apprehended members of the Zetas, Mexico’s most notorious criminal organization, who confessed to the murder. It looked like an open-and-shut case—until it was discovered that the guns used to kill Zapata had come from the United States, purchased by American gun buyers who investigators had been watching for months but hadn’t arrested. For the federal law enforcement agencies still reeling from the Fast & Furious scandal, it seemed like a horrible kind of déjà vu.

Could Zapata’s death have been prevented? Journalist Mary Cuddehe set out to find the answer. The extraordinary story of Agent Zapata traces the chain of events that led to the murder and explores its consequences, a journey that takes us from the seedy pawnshops of East Texas to the cartel-besieged cities of northern Mexico to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 193 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Atavist (Nov. 25 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ADT7Y84
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough info Jan. 28 2013
By Juantia
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was ok but I found that it was short on information and didn't give enough backgound info and kinda short for me.
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars Puts a human face on a sorry mess Dec 4 2012
By bigdeafguy - Published on Amazon.com
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This article fleshes out the background and family of Immigration Agent Zapata who was executed on a Mexican highway with a gun that was purchased in America. It falls short of a critical analysis of what could have prevented his murder. It leaves doubt as to whether the man found guilty is even the trigger man. There is no call for action and no drum beating condemnation of the US Government gun smuggling operation, Fast and Furious.
2.0 out of 5 stars Time waster Nov. 13 2013
By Anthony J Sullivan - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this to be bit of a chore to get through. While it's not long it's very wordy. The closer you get to the end the more political it gets so the more boring it gets.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book June 17 2013
By Marco Cespedes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
It is a good book it shares the other side of the unknown truth and perhaps we never now what really happens to the agent Zapata during the shooting and why he was the only who was shoot badly and died my condolences to his family and relatives
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reporting Jan. 31 2013
By picky - Published on Amazon.com
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The author is an excellent investigative reporter.
The book tells it like it was. Quite factual and
interesting material. Congratulatlions!
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but not overly informative Jan. 31 2013
By Michael B. - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was a good read but did not add much to newspaper accounts of the actual incident. Sad story.
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