In the 1980s, Colombia was the scene of history’s biggest gang war. The epic death struggle pitted Pablo Escobar, the so called world’s greatest outlaw and leader of the Medellin cartel, against the powerful Cali cartel, led by the brothers Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela. From the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s, the Cali and Medellin cartels dominated the Latin American drug trade and created a drug epidemic that plagued the world. They offered Colombians a simple choice: silver or lead. Either you cooperate or die.Eventually the drug trafficking world was too small to accommodate both of them. The gang war the two cartels fomented left thousands of Colombians dead and spawned the term, narco-terrorism. At stake was the future of Colombia and the U.S. War on Drugs.So who were the war’s major players? Who got Pablo Escobar and how did the war play out? What were the gang war’s consequences? Author Ron Chepesiuk takes the reader behind the scenes of the war to the death and investigates a fascinating gangland mystery.