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  • God s Middle Finger Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre.
  • Imported from USA.

Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged,
beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent.
Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and
boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rules of
law and society have never taken hold in the Sierra Madre, which
is home to bandits, drug smugglers, Mormons, cave-dwelling
Tarahumara Indians, opium farmers, cowboys, and other assorted
outcasts. Outsiders are not welcome; drugs are the primary source
of income; murder is all but a regional pastime. The Mexican army
occasionally goes in to burn marijuana and opium crops -- the
modern treasure of the Sierra Madre -- but otherwise the
government stays away. In its stead are the drug lords, who have
made it one of the biggest drug-producing areas in the world.

Fifteen years ago, journalist Richard Grant developed what he
calls "an unfortunate fascination" with this lawless place.
Locals warned that he would meet his death there, but he didn't
believe them -- until his last trip. During his travels Grant
visited a folk healer for his insomnia and was prescribed
rattlesnake pills, attended bizarre religious rituals, consorted
with cocaine-snorting policemen, taught English to Guarijio
Indians, and dug for buried treasure. On his last visit, his
reckless adventure spiraled into his own personal heart of
darkness when cocaine-fueled Mexican hillbillies hunted him
through the woods all night, bent on killing him for sport.

With gorgeous detail, fascinating insight, and an undercurrent
of dark humor, God's Middle Finger brings to vivid life a truly
unique and uncharted world.

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