• by Misha Glenny
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A riveting, original, and comprehensive account of international crime and a brilliant critique of globalisation's dark side.
When an appalling and seemingly inexplicable murder shattered the peace of a quiet English suburban street, it revealed the extent to which organised crime has now seeped into our lives, often without our knowledge. In his groundbreaking book, Misha Glenny takes us on a journey through the new world of international organised crime, from gun runners 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, he spoke to countless gangsters, policemen, and victims of organised crime, while also exploring the ferocious consumer demands for drugs, trafficked women, illegal labour, and arms across five continents. This constantly riveting account unveils the nature of crime in today's world but it also offers profound insights into the pitfalls of globalisation - where the rules dividing the legal from the illegal are often far from clear.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good. But gets on his high horse too much

But above all very good. Did his research and well informee. China and the EU are well discussed
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- Mr. T. P. Bedingfield

great stuff

Very revealing.. the book goes indepth into the modern history of organised crime, and the corrupt governments who allow it.
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- Will

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-11-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks