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McMafia, seriously organised crime
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Paperback
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. This edition comes with a new introduction and epilogue from author Misha Glenny.
I never saw the TV series based on this, but the book is excellently researched and a great piece of journalism and the first draft of history. While it describes much that is bad it is good at explaining how we got there and the truly global problem of organised crime. I wasn't impressed by the short piece to bring the topic up to date, which seemed more like a quick add on of Glenny's thoughts. However, the main part is undiminished and will be a revelation.