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The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.

The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. By Evan Ratliff The Mastermind Drugs Empire Murder Betrayal The incredible true story of the decade long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the techno

  • Title: The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
  • Author: Evan Ratliff
  • ISBN: 0399590412
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. By Evan Ratliff The incredible true story of the decade long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneurIt all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of painkillers to America The incredible true story of the decade long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneurIt all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of painkillers to American customers It would not stop there Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem Yachts carrying 100 million in cocaine Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea Weapons deals with Iran Mercenary armies in Somalia Teams of hitmen in the Philippines Encryption programs so advanced that the government could not break them.The man behind it all, pulling the strings from a laptop in Manila, was Paul Calder Le Roux a reclusive programmer turned criminal genius who could only exist in the networked world of the twenty first century, and the kind of self made crime boss that American law enforcement had never imagined.For half a decade, DEA agents played a global game of cat and mouse with Le Roux as he left terror and chaos in his wake Each time they came close, he would slip away It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him And
    The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. By Evan Ratliff

    The Mastermind Drugs Empire Murder Betrayal Ratliff The incredible true story of the decade long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. The Mastermind Drugs Empire Murder Betrayal by Evan The Mastermind by Evan Ratliff is a non fiction true crime book that focuses on the rise of Paul Calder Le Roux Le Roux was a drug lord of international consequence He was unique in that he was a techie, his specialty being encrypting software to enable the purchase of legal pharmaceuticals over the internet. The Mastermind Drugs Empire Murder Betrayal by Evan Investigative journalist Ratliff, the coauthor of Safe The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World, makes the most of the stranger than fiction story of Paul Le Roux aka the Mastermind , who was a multiple murderer, a prodigious global drug and arms trafficker, a solicitor of rogue regimes, and a man who had supplied hundreds of millions of doses of painkillers to Americans Le Roux, who grew The Mastermind Drugs Empire Murder Paul Leroux is a devious mastermind who helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the US The way in which he skirted the laws and laundered his money were genius because it was almost legal The author makes a very good case that had Leroux continued in that vein, instead of breaking all the way bad, he would have been a celebrated billionaire. The Mastermind by Evan Ratliff About The Mastermind The incredible true story of the decade long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. THE MASTERMIND Kirkus Reviews THE MASTERMIND DRUGS EMPIRE MURDER reality that few of us experience directly a reality that ended in a massive counter operation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies, bringing down long prison sentences and massive fines In , writes the author, UPS paid million to Sushant Singh Rajput News The Mastermind Of Drugs Nexus According to CNN News , the suspected mastermind in the drug nexus could be a drug peddler who could be from the film industry as the celebrities don t deal with the local peddlers During the Guns, Drugs and Money Taking Down the Drug Kingpin Paul One of the pleasures of The Mastermind is the way in which the story effortlessly toggles between the mundane and the macabre Le Roux s chief business and the source of his great wealth was, Supermodel turned actor is the mastermind of Bollywood Friday Oct , Supermodel turned actor is the mastermind of Bollywood drug scandal NCB The Narcotics Control Bureau NCB of India has reportedly The Mastermind The Atavist Magazine Mastermind He was a brilliant programmer and a vicious cartel boss, who became a prized U.S government asset The Atavist Magazine presents a story of an elusive criminal kingpin, told in weekly installments The Atavist Magazine presents

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    1. Murtaza on said:

      Very strange and dark story about a man, Paul Leroux, who used his coding knowledge to eventually set himself up as some kind of barbarian drug kingpin I am impressed at the massive amount of reporting that went into this story over several years Despite that, it was not really my favorite There is lots of blow by blow of this complicated and disturbing criminal plot but not much reflection on what it all means for our society and the human condition.My own takeaway is that Leroux was a distu Ve [...]

    2. Bonnie Brody on said:

      What does the murder of a female realtor in the Philippines, shot by a 22 under each eye, have to do with small pharmacies all over the United States that are filling prescriptions over the internet In addition, what does the foregoing have to do with hitmen, international arms dealers, the smuggling and selling of cocaine and meth, and other international crimes If you want to know, read this book which is an investigative reporter s dream or maybe nightmare The author spent several years What [...]

    3. Randal White on said:

      An amazing story Reads like a Vince Flynn or James Bond type thriller Who would ever have believed that there was actually a super villain , who manipulated events world wide, all the while staying hidden behind the scenes I couldn t put it down

    4. Melody (OhTheBooksSheWillRead) Hawkins on said:

      The Mastermind by Evan Ratliff is a non fiction true crime book that focuses on the rise of Paul Calder Le Roux Le Roux was a drug lord of international consequence He was unique in that he was a techie, his specialty being encrypting software to enable the purchase of legal pharmaceuticals over the internet.This story concerns a criminal organization that conducted business on six continents and involved thousands of people Amongst the various international crimes involved, are acts of hitme Th [...]

    5. Victoria on said:

      Thanks to Random House and Netgalley for the advanced copy of this upcoming true crime work I requested it because I knew I had read something about the main character the Mastermind but I couldn t remember where or when After finishing the book, I determined from the author s notes that it was long form articles by the same author that I had read in The Atavist This book expands on those articles about an international criminal and possibly genius and was a great read I applaud Mr Ratlif Thanks [...]

    6. Jamma on said:

      Thanks to Random House via NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review It s hard to believe this is not fiction The story of Paul LeRoux is just so incredible One can only wonder what may have happened had he put his considerable talents and smarts to something legitimate Evan Ratliff spent four years researching this book and it certainly shows in the details he gives us And I wasn t bogged down by these details I found them fascinating The book is as good as any mystery thr Thanks [...]

    7. Steve on said:

      Disclaimer I received a copy of this book in return for a review as part of GoodReads First Reads program.The Mastermind is the story of Paul Calder Le Roux, one of the biggest, most deadly and most evil drug kingpins you never heard of Born in Rhodesia no Zimbabwe and growing up in South Africa, he began in software, writing a program called Encryption for the Masses E4M , which became the core of the program TrueCrypt Disappointed that his free software was making money for someone else Discla [...]

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