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

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
Contributor
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 frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. "Evan Ratliff has pried open a hidden world of high-tech gangsters and drug kingpins and double-crossers and stone-cold hitmen."-David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon. 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. Advance praise for The Mastermind "A true crime classic"-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "If truth is stranger than fiction, then The Mastermind is the truest book you'll read this year. The only thing predictable about it is how quickly you'll turn the pages."-Noah Hawley, author of Before the Fall and creator of the TV series Fargo
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Ratliff, Evan
Dewey number
364.1092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.L343
LC item number
R37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Le Roux, Paul Calder
  • Criminals
  • Drug traffic
  • Criminals
  • Drug traffic
Label
The mastermind : drugs, empire, murder, betrayal, Evan Ratliff
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-429) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399590429
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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f9ce7061-12e4-48b4-983c-0ee594260888
Publisher number
EB00733141
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083670128
  • (OCoLC)on1083670128
  • 1449796
Label
The mastermind : drugs, empire, murder, betrayal, Evan Ratliff
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-429) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399590429
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f9ce7061-12e4-48b4-983c-0ee594260888
Publisher number
EB00733141
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083670128
  • (OCoLC)on1083670128
  • 1449796

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