A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld

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 dreams of newly opened markets. But no one could have foreseen that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the worldwide rise of organized crime. Today, it is estimated that illegal trade accounts for one-fifth of the global GDP.

In this fearless and wholly authoritative investigation of the seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares, veteran reporter Misha Glenny travels across five continents to speak with participants from every level of the global underworld—police, victims, politicians, and even the criminals themselves. What follows is a groundbreaking, propulsive look at an unprecedented phenomenon from a savvy, street-wise guide.

Title McMafia
Subtitle A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
Author Misha Glenny
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 07 April 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 416 p.
ISBN-10 1400095123
ISBN-13 9781400095124
Publication Date 07 April 2009
Main content page count 416
Weight 16 oz.

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