The Cartel

The Cartel

The shocking story of the Kinahan crime cartel


The No.1 Bestseller

The definitive account of the rise of the Kinahan gang and the deadly feud that shocked a nation and brought the gang to the edge of destruction.

February 2016. A daring gun attack in the Regency Hotel brings Dubliner Christy Kinahan and his international criminal cartel to a horrified public's attention.

Kinahan's son Daniel, the target of the attack, escapes. A trusted henchman dies at the scene. And the deadly rivalry between the Kinahans and the family and associates of the veteran Dublin gangster Gerry Hutch becomes all-out war. It results in a never-before-seen level of international cooperation - including Irish, UK and US police forces - to topple the Kinahan gang.

The Cartel offers a unique behind-the-scenes account of how the Kinahan organised crime organisation got so big, and why a local feud sowed the seeds for the gang's destruction.

'It's incisive, it's intriguing, it's fascinating' Ryan Tubridy

'Fascinating!' Keith Ward, FM104


  • The No 1 bestselling story of the rise of Ireland's first international crime cartel - the Kinahan gang - and the bloody feud that may be its undoing.
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About the authors

Stephen Breen

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Owen Conlon

Owen Conlon is an assistant news editor for the Irish Sun. He is also a respected commentator on crime stories in the Irish media and co-author of the No.1 bestselling book The Cartel, the definitive account of the rise of the Kinahan gang.
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