REMPEL STORIES: News to Books to Screens
REMPEL IS AN AWARD-WINNING investigative journalist with 36 years experience covering foreign and national projects for the Los Angeles Times. His reporting on the corrupt regime of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos led to disclosure of the Marcos diaries and his first book, Delusions of a Dictator for Little, Brown & Co. (1993). Rempel spent nearly a decade in secret contacts with a former Colombian drug cartel figure in the federal witness protection program before writing At the Devil’s Table for Random House (2011). That book has since been published in Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Polish. Under its Spanish title, En la Boca del Lobo, it was developed as an 80-episode telenovela by Sony-Teleset in 2014. First aired by UniMas, it can now be viewed on Netflix (with or without subtitles). English language film rights have been sold to Warner Brothers. The author is now at work on a major biography for publisher Harper Collins.