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The mastermind : drugs, empire, murder, betrayal, Evan Ratliff

Label
The mastermind : drugs, empire, murder, betrayal
Title
The mastermind
Title remainder
drugs, empire, murder, betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Evan Ratliff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The incredible true story of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux--the creator of a powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of painkillers to American customers. It would not stop there. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hit men in the Philippines. Encryption programs so advanced that the government could not break them. The man behind it all, pulling the strings from a laptop in Manila, was Paul Calder Le Roux--a reclusive programmer turned criminal genius who could only exist in the networked world of the twenty-first century, and the kind of self-made crime boss that American law enforcement had never imagined. For half a decade, DEA agents played a global game of cat-and-mouse with Le Roux as he left terror and chaos in his wake. Each time they came close, he would slip away. It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organization and the people he had once employed. Award-winning investigative journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate puzzle, chasing Le Roux's empire and his shadowy henchmen around the world, conducting hundreds of interviews and uncovering thousands of documents. The result is a riveting, unprecedented account of a crime boss built by and for the digital age."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratliff, Evan
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.L343
LC item number
R37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Le Roux, Paul Calder
  • Criminals
  • Drug traffic
  • Criminals
  • Drug traffic
Label
The mastermind : drugs, empire, murder, betrayal, Evan Ratliff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Openings -- Pawns and kings -- Endgame
Control code
on1048445404
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399590412
Lccn
2018035751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048445404
Label
The mastermind : drugs, empire, murder, betrayal, Evan Ratliff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Openings -- Pawns and kings -- Endgame
Control code
on1048445404
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399590412
Lccn
2018035751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048445404

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