Misha Glenny - McMafia (Seriously Organised Crime) (2nd Hand Paperback)
This edition updated with new material from the author.
Tv Tie-In with the BBC TV Series starring James Norton.
Have you ever bought a pirate DVD? Taken drugs? Fallen for a phishing scam?
Organised crime is part of all our worlds - often without us even knowing. McMafia is a journey through the new world of international organised crime, from gunrunners in Ukraine to money launderers in Dubai, by way of drug syndicates in Canada and cyber criminals in Brazil.
During his investigation into the dark side Misha Glenny speaks to countless gangsters, policemen and victims of organized crime, and also explores the ferocious consumer demands for drugs, trafficked women, illegal labour and arms across five continents.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the deregulation of international financial markets in 1989, governments and entrepreneurs alike became intoxicated by forecasts of limitless expansion into newly open markets.
No one would foresee that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the globalisation of organised crime.
Current estimates suggest that illegal trade accounts for nearly one-fifth of global GDP.
McMafia is a fearless, encompassing, wholly authoritative investigation of the now proven ability of organised crime worldwide to find and service markets driven by a seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares.
- Format : Thicker 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - True Crime
- Published : 2008 (This Edition 2009 - Vintage)
- ISBN : 9781784706746
- SKU : B002164
- PPC : SP350gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"To be regarded as one of the essential non-fiction works of our time. Exhaustively researched and reported, it's sobering in the extreme, but also riveting, filled with exotic locations, staggering facts, acts of incredible brutality and colourful, if deadly, characters . . . Anyone with even the smallest interest in how the world really works should read this book." - GQ.