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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Book Chronicles Epic Struggle Between Pablo Escobar And Cali Cartel in History’s Biggest Gang War

Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels chronicles the fascinating story of history’s biggest gang war. The setting: Colombia, South America; the time: the 1980s and early 1990s. The participants were known as cartels, and they were responsible for flooding the world with billions of dollars worth of cocaine. The epic death struggle pitted Pablo Escobar, the so called “World’s Greatest Outlaw” and leader of the Medellin cartel, against the brothers Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, “The Chess Player,” and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, “The Boss”. the leaders of the powerful Cali cartel. The war left thousands of Colombians dead, spawned the term “narcoterrorism” and almost turned Colombia into a narcodemocracy. The gang war, moreover, had major implications for the U.S.’s War on Drug. 

When the momentous battle ended, Escobar was dead and the Cali Cartel stood tall as the world’s most powerful drug trafficking organization. So who were the major players in the gangland war? How did it play out? Who took out Pablo Escobar? What role did the U.S. play?   Author Ron Chepesiuk takes the reader behind the scenes of the war to the death and investigates a gangland mystery. Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels is must read for anyone who enjoys true crime and a good story.  D4 Entertainment has optioned the film rights to the book.

What they say:
“Forget the Mexican Cartels. Ron Chepesiuk brings you the unbelievable but true story about the biggest gang war in history between two of the richest and most powerful drug cartels the world has ever seen. – David Amoruso of Gangsters Inc. 

"We have all read the news headlines now read the real story of the war of the cartels. Only Ron Chepesiuk could write this book and get the real story. With his experience, meticulous research and ability to talk to those in the know Ron has written a great and thorough investigative book that gives up the inside info on the war for supremacy in the cocaine trade. This is an entertaining and informative read that must be on your shelf if you enjoy true crime tales." – Seth Ferranti, author of Gorilla Convict and Rayful Edmond

Rock Hill, SC based Ron Chepesiuk is an award-winning author, screenwriter and documentary producer and director.  He's a two-time Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh and Indonesia and a consultant to the History Channel’s Gangland TV series. As an expert interviewee, he has appeared on the A and E, History Channel, Biography Channel and Black Entertainment Television.  His books include Sergeant Smack, Gangsters of Harlem, Gangsters of Miami, among others. He is also Executive Producer and co-host of the popular radio show Crime Beat ( For other books by Ron Chepesiuk go to

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