From News to Books to Screens
It started as a front page story in the Los Angeles Times about the fall of the Cali drug cartel (2007). It was also the public introduction of Jorge Salcedo, the extraordinary man inside the crime syndicate whose daring and defiance brought it crashing down.
Four years later the story was published by Random House as the book “At the Devil’s Table” (2011). A series of foreign-language versions followed. In Spanish it was “En la Boca del Lobo.” In Portuguese: “A Mesa com O Diabo.” In Dutch: “De Rechterhand van de Duivel.” In Polish: “Uwiklany.” Still to come is an Italian version.
Next came television versions. In 2014 Sony-Teleset released its 80-episode Spanish-language telenovela “En la Boca del Lobo” based closely on the book. And in 2017 the popular Netflix series “Narcos” based its Season 3 episodes on the Cali cartel. The author was a story consultant for the series.
A feature film version is planned.
More about the backstory of this project.