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McMafia by Misha Glenny


In this rash of colour, the story is sometimes lost. Glenny is strongest on the Balkans and the former Soviet Union, which he covered as a journalist. Elsewhere, the book occasionally reads like a whistle-stop tour of global crime – or, more exactly, of crime in exotic locations. — Read the complete FT review


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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.