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Byline: MARCO MIERKE
The Mexican drug war has long crossed the border into the United States and it features frequently in films, books and TV series. Current reality however is so brutal that US popular culture can barely keep up. "The baby is dead in his mother's arms."
Those are the opening words of one of the most depressing crime novels on the war on drugs that filter from Mexico into the world's most drug-hungry nation, the United States.
"Ten men, three women, six children. Lined up against the patio wall and shot. Blasted to pieces in an incontinent rush of bullets." US author Don Winslow, in the prologue to his 2005 book The Power of the Dog, is …