You'll notice that this list is short. Real short. There's a reason for that. I actually started writing The System right after All Involved. Within a couple years, I hit a roadblock in terms of research just as I got invited to watch a couple of safecrackers crack a safe. By that evening, I was already working on Safe, and reading this book helped me motivate a broader plot point that anchored the whole novel.
Sam Quinones$18.00 $16.56
From The Author's Note in SAFE: "I found DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones invaluable to my writing of this work. Without Quinones’s insight on the prescription pain-pill epidemic, and the heroin cells that capitalized on it, I’d know significantly less about the ranchos of Nayarit, the Xalisco Boys, and Operation Tar Pit."