Author(s): Virginia Vallejo
VIRGINIA VALLEJO:Top Colombian television journalist, cover model and socialite PABLO ESCOBAR:Head of the Medellin cartel, the founder of the global cocaine industry and one of the most ambitious - and brutal - criminals in history Over the course of their tempestuous love affair, Vallejo witnessed first-hand the bloodshed, fear and corruption that accompanied the rise of Escobar's crime empire. In this explosive tale of drugs, sex, wealth and violence, Vallejo describes the man she knew and loved. But, increasingly plagued by threats of kidnap and death for her knowledge on Escobar's ties to the political establishment, Vallejo sought extradition to the United States. Her testimony would reopen one of the most important criminal cases in Colombian history.
Virginia Vallejo-Garcia is a Colombian author, journalist and media personality, and a political asylee in the United States of America since 2010. From 1972 to 1994, she was one of the leading television and radio hosts in her native country. In 2006, with her life at risk, the United States took her out of Colombia to testify in high profile criminal cases. Her memoir became the #1 bestselling book in Spanish in the United States, and her story has inspired a string of documentaries, soap operas, television serials such as Narcos, and upcoming film Escobar starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.