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When Pablo Escobar died in 1993, his seventeen-year-old son initially vowed revenge. But Escobar Jr. quickly recognized that reaction entailed following in his father's footsteps--something neither he nor his father ever wanted. Their lives in immense danger, Escobar Jr., his mother, and his sister assumed new identities and fled to Argentina, where he would spend the next two decades grappling with his father's legacy.
Now an architect and advocate of drug policy reform, Escobar Jr. breaks his silence to tell his side of the story, shedding new light on the infamous kingpin--the man who was also his loving father.
This memoir will cover:
- TREMENDOUS WEALTH: Life at the Naples estate, with its zoo of exotic animals and wild parties.- CONSTANT DANGER: Escobar Jr. often feared for his father's life and would soon come to fear for his own when a car bomb blew up the family's apartment.- “ROBIN HOOD”: Pablo distributed money to Colombia's poor and built soccer fields to keep kids away from drugs.- DEVOTED FATHER: Pablo went to great lengths and expense to protect his family, though his own brother would later betray him.- PABLO'S DEMISE AND LEGACY: The gunshot that ultimately killed Pablo was self-inflicted, but Pablo should not be considered a hero.