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  • Published: 2 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407073620
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 25
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BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized account of international crime and globalisation's dark side

In this powerful account, Misha Glenny takes us on a journey through the new world of international organised crime. He has travelled throughout the world - from Japan to China to Brazil to the USA and has spoken to countless gangsters, policemen and victims of organised crime while also exploring the ferocious consumer demand for drugs, trafficked women, illegal labour and arms across five continents.

McMafia Brain Shot focuses on cybercrime in Brazil and people trafficking from China to Brazil, the UK and Europe and unpicks the nexus of crime, politics and money worldwide which have become entangled and interdependent in entirely novel forms since the 1980s. It argues that conventional policing methods are no longer appropriate to deal with a problem whose roots lie in global poverty and the ever widening divisions between rich and poor.

BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized account of international crime and globalisation's dark side

  • Pub date: 2 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407073620
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 25
Categories:

About the Author

Misha Glenny

Glenny is a distinguished investigative journalist and historian. As the Central Europe Correspondent first for the Guardian and then for the BBC, Glenny chronicled the collapse of communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has won several major awards for his work, including the Sony Gold Award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting and is the author of five books, including the acclaimed McMafia and DarkMarket.

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Praise for McMafia Brain Shot

“Like a journalistic Indiana Jones he has travelled the world in search of his prey, displaying impressive stamina, intellectual chutzpah and physical bravery on the way. .... This is the most important non-fiction book of the year so far - organised crime's version of Fast Food Nation”

Mail on Sunday

“This is a big, noble book by a proper reporter who travels the world and gives the Mr Bigs of global crime a poke in the eye... uncomfortable but compelling reading... You must read it”

Literary Review

“Horrifying but gripping book... vivid and involving”

Daily Telegraph

“This is a well sustained narrative dealing seamlessly, if dismayingly, with the tricks, motives and rewards of the new global underworld”

Independent on Sunday


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