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  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846147722
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Zero Zero Zero




In Zero Zero Zero, Roberto Saviano maps the international cocaine trade. He investigates the evolution of cocaine trafficking, from Mexican drug cartels to money laundering through Wall Street and the City of London. While tracking cocaine's physical journey -- from South America to the beaches of Miami and the streets of New York, and on to Africa and throughout Europe and even further to China and India -- Saviano follows the human trail of users, victims and traffickers. First-hand stories and interviews will show how, over the last several decades, the global sale and consumption of cocaine has radically altered both black market and legitimate economies, and has impacted societies worldwide. With these stories, Saviano makes a secret world readable.%%%International bestselling author Roberto Saviano explores the inner workings of the world of drugs and dirty money - its rules and armies - and the true depth of its reach.

In many countries, 'zero zero' or double zero flour is the finest, best flour on the market. Among narco-traffickers, then, 'zero zero zero' is the nickname for the very purest, highest quality grade of cocaine. From Mexican cartels to Milanese financiers, Guatemalan mercenaries to Ukrainian warlords, Calabrian traffickers to the traders in Wall Street and London who wash the money clean, this is an unforgettable story that goes around the globe and through every level of society to show the extent to which the drug trade affects us all.

Weaving together stories, interviews, wiretaps and his own experience of the criminal underworld, Saviano reveals an international narco-state, which, in the wake of the financial crisis, is now the pillar of our global economy. It is the perfect synthesis of modern capitalism, where everything is for the taking - and all is consumed, ruined and destroyed.

Dark, visceral and terrifying, this is a grand drama of power, blood and money. It is the story of our world.%%%International bestselling author Roberto Saviano explores the inner workings of the world of drugs and dirty money - its rules and armies - and the true depth of its reach.In many countries, 'zero zero' or double zero flour is the finest, best flour on the market. Among narco-traffickers, then, 'zero zero zero' is the nickname for the very purest, highest quality grade of cocaine. From Mexican cartels to Milanese financiers, Guatemalan mercenaries to Ukrainian warlords, Calabrian traffickers to the traders in Wall Street and London who wash the money clean, this is an unforgettable story that goes around the globe and through every level of society to show the extent to which the drug trade affects us all.Weaving together stories, interviews, wiretaps and his own experience of the criminal underworld, Saviano reveals an international narco-state, which, in the wake of the financial crisis, is now the pillar of our global economy. It is the perfect synthesis of modern capitalism, where everything is for the taking - and all is consumed, ruined and destroyed. Dark, visceral and terrifying, this is a grand drama of power, blood and money. It is the story of our world.%%%From the international bestselling auhor of Gomorrah, this searing exposé of dirty money and the drug trade reveals how they are at the heart of our lives, our economy, and our world.'The most important book of the year ... Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism ... Saviano realises the brutal truth: that to understand narco-traffic is to understand the modern world ... it is revolutionary' Ed Vulliamy, Observer'A dense, dazzling, dizzying narrative about the terrifying violence of the cocaine trade, but also the vast, unassailable reach of it' Rose George, Independent'A tremendously gripping work of reportage' Ian Thomson, Evening Standard<

  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846147722
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the author

Roberto Saviano

Roberto Saviano was born in Naples in 1979. He is the author of the international bestseller Gomorrah, which has sold over ten million copies in fifty languages worldwide. The film adaptation of Gomorrah won the Grand Prix of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He has been living under police protection since October 2006, following threats received from the criminal organisations that he denounced. In November 2008 Saviano was invited by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm to give a lecture on 'Freedom of Speech and Lawless Violence.'

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