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READ & DOWNLOAD è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Evan Ratliff Evan Ratliff µ 0 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ´ The Mastermind 'A hidden world filled with high tech gangsters and drug kingpins and double crossers and stone cold hitmen As fascinating as it is terrifying’David Grann author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z The Mastermind tells the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux the frighteningly powerful creator of a 21st Century cartel and the decade long global manhunt that finally brought his empire to its kneesFrom its origins as a prescription drug network supplying hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of painkille. Mastermind Drugs Empire Murder Betrayal by Evan Ratliff is a 2019 Random House publication 2012 Catherine Lee was found dead in a dumpster in the Philippines Charles Shultz owner of an independent pharmacy and well past retirement age is arrested by DEA agents An Israeli Australian citizen with ties to a major cocaine cartel leases a warehouse in Hong Kong which is raided by an organized crime unit How were these three incidents related Evan Ratliff connects the dots and uncovers a richly layered internet based crime syndicate overseen by a man named Paul Le Roux aka The Mastermind I vaguely remember hearing something on the news several years back about FedEx facing criminal charges for delivering illegal prescription drugs I didn t follow the story too closely but I did wonder how people were buying prescription drugs online like that Well this book will explain all that and it is an incredible story The author begins by introducing the reader to the various groups involved in the entire saga from start to finish The Investigators The Operators The Mercenaries The Reporter and The Mastermind The chapters alternated between these groups giving the reader a full well rounded picture of the entire operation It took years to bring it down and the journey to that point is shocking frustrating and often disappointing At times it seemed almost laughable Here were Brill and Holden in Minneapolis euipped with a couple of desktop computers some five by seven notebooks and mail drop at FedEx taking on a global network worth hundreds of millions of dollars operated by an encryption expert with an unending supply of shell companies thousands of employees and impenetrable email servers Without a doubt Paul Le Roux is one of the most diabolical criminal masterminds of the modern era He was ruthless greedy arrogant and apparently without conscience or remorse This is a crazy story about crime in the internet age and how hard it is to infiltrate especially with all the encryption software and the ease of global transactions Since this time there have been some hardcore crackdowns but I m sure once Paul Le Roux and his cronies were out of the way many just like him cropped up to take his place Joseph Hunter Mercenary hitmanHowever this is riveting true crime story well organized and easy to read and understand which is saying something because it is a very complex international saga and is completely mind boggling Evan Ratliff went above and beyond here as an investigative reporter and as an author Evan RatliffOverall this is eye opening crime saga It reads like fiction resembling the plot in a bestselling thriller or like something you might see in a movie Insane but true True crime readers will not want to pass this one up 4 stars

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READ & DOWNLOAD è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Evan Ratliff Evan Ratliff µ 0 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ´ The Mastermind Men around the world award winning journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate network His investigation reveals a tale of ambition and greed and exposes a new age of international crime in which a reclusive entrepreneur can thrive combining the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological capabilities of a Silicon Valley firm to build an empire in the shadows of our networked worldThe result is a riveting unprecedented account of the most prolific crime boss built by and for the digital ag. Reads like a fiction cannot put it down This guy is coward killing his workers on assumption they betrayed him when caught by DEA betrayed all of them without second thought

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READ & DOWNLOAD è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Evan Ratliff Evan Ratliff µ 0 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ´ The Mastermind Rs to online customers Le Roux’s business evolved 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 All tied together with encryption programs so advanced that government agencies could not break themTracing Le Roux’s vast wealth and his shadowy hench. I m a podcast listener I listen to a dozen or each week and I m someone who cannot differentiate between or among multiple hosts most of the time One podcast that I listen to fairly regularly is Reply All hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman Their February 14th episode 136 was entitled The Founder and either PJ or Alex talked about Paul LeRoux former programmer former criminal cartel boss and informant to the US Drug Enforcement Administration DEA It was incredibly interesting hearing the discussion with Evan Ratliff CEO and co founder of Atavist a media and software company I kept thinking Ratliff that name is familiar then I remembered I had a copy of his book that I received from Random House and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I was hookedThe Mastermind Drugs Empire Murder Betrayal is the story of Le Roux the man who created an Internet based cartel that started as an online prescription drug network supplying painkillers worth hundreds of millions of dollars As the business expanded into endeavors beyond prescription drugs there were a ton of great stories including yachts carrying 100 million worth of cocaine safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars weapons deals with Iran meth from North Korea mercenary armies in Somalia and hit men in The Philippines Among the difficulties the authorities faced in trying to solve the problem was that LeRoux s technology skills ensured there were encryption programs that were so advanced that the government was unable to break themIt s an amazing story and Ratliff has done a masterful job telling it including lots of juicy details and suspense with the end result being true crime that reads like fiction I loved it Five stars And SPOILER ALERT LeRoux is currently in custody in New York

  • Paperback
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  • The Mastermind
  • Evan Ratliff
  • en
  • 04 October 2020
  • 9781787630246