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The Resource The mastermind : the hunt for the World's most prolific criminal, Evan Ratliff

The mastermind : the hunt for the World's most prolific criminal, Evan Ratliff

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The mastermind : the hunt for the World's most prolific criminal
Title
The mastermind
Title remainder
the hunt for the World's most prolific criminal
Statement of responsibility
Evan Ratliff
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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 [dollars]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 programmes 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 organisation, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organisation 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
Summary
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. 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
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10760119
Cataloging source
YDX
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Ratliff, Evan
Dewey number
364.1
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Le Roux, Paul Calder
  • Criminals
  • Drug traffic
  • Computer crimes
  • Black market
Target audience
adult
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drugs, empire, murder, betrayal
Label
The mastermind : the hunt for the World's most prolific criminal, Evan Ratliff
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-429) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064859963
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 446 pages , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787630246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1057632551
Label
The mastermind : the hunt for the World's most prolific criminal, Evan Ratliff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064859963
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 446 pages , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787630246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1057632551

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