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              Books by Evan Ratliff

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              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal
               

              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal (Paperback)

              By Ratliff, Evan

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                16 Jun 20

              A world that lurks just outside of our everyday perception, in the dark corners of the internet we never visit' - WiredThe Mastermind tells the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the frighteningly powerful creator of a twenty-first century cartel, and the decade-long global m...anhunt that finally brought his empire to its knees.
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              ISBN 9780552173711
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal

              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ratliff, Evan

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              The incredible true story of 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.

              ISBN 9781787630246
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              SAFE: Science and Technology in the Age of Ter
                

              SAFE: Science and Technology in the Age of Ter (EPUB ebook)

              By Baer, Martha; Heron, Katrina; Morton, Oliver; Ratliff, Evan

              If our society is the most technologically sophisticated on Earth, then why can't we protect ourselves from terrorists and other threats to our safety and security? This is the question that frustrates-and scares-all of us today, and the answers have proved maddeningly elusive. U...ntil now. Through dramatic, enlightening, and often entertaining narratives, SAFE makes visible-and understandable-the high-stakes work being done by some of the most ingenious problem-solvers across the country and around the world, people committed to creating real and dependable security in the twenty-first century.The characters in these pages, from scientists and engineers to academics, entrepreneurs, and emergency workers, take us into a fascinating world of inquiry and discovery. Their stories reveal where our greatest vulnerabilities lie and where our best hope deservedly shines through. They show why the systems we rely on to protect ourselves can also be exploited by others to create catastrophe-and what we can do to outsmart the terrorists. We have ample proof that terrorists will go to great lengths to understand how our technologies can be put to destructive use. Now it's time to ask ourselves a question: Are we willing to let them keep beating us at our own game? For the brilliant and colorful innovators in these pages, the answer is no.Among them are Eric Thompson, an expert digital code breaker instrumental in deciphering hidden Al Qaeda messages; Mike Stein, a New York City firefighter turned technologist who is working to overcome the numerous communications failures of 9/11; Eve Hinman, who conducts structural autopsies at the scene of explosions, including the Oklahoma City bombing, in order to develop more blast-resistant designs; Ken Alibek, the infamous architect of the former Soviet bioweapons program and now an American entrepreneur working in the business of defending his adopted country from bioterrorism; Kris Pister and Michael Sailor, university researchers devel
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              ISBN 9780061753466
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              Language en
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Love and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from The Atavist Magazine

              Love and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from The Atavist Magazine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Ratliff, Evan; Introduction by Orlean, Susan

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              Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing.

              ISBN 9780393352719
              Released NZ 16 Aug 2016
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal
               

              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal (Hardback)

              By Ratliff, Evan

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              The incredible true story of 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.

              ISBN 9780593078303
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Best American Magazine Writing 2015

              The Best American Magazine Writing 2015 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Holt, Sid; The American Society of Magazine Editors; Introduction by Ratliff, Evan

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              This year's Best American Magazine Writing features articles on politics, culture, sports, sex, race, celebrity, and more. Selections include Ta-Nehisi Coates's intensely debated The Case For Reparations (The Atlantic) and Monica Lewinsky's reflections on the public-humiliation c...omplex and how the rules of the game have (and have not) changed (Vanity Fair).
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              ISBN 9780231169592
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              The MasterMind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
               

              The MasterMind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. (Hardback)

              By Ratliff, Evan

              • RRP: $59.50
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              The incredible true story of the quest to bring down the leader of a frighteningly powerful twenty-first-century cartel--a kingpin who combines the ruthlessness of Pablo Escobar with the tech savvy of Elon Musk. The Mastermind is the story of a new kind of internet-enabled cartel..., built by a singular modern criminal. It started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of pills to American customers--all through a web linking small-time doctors and mom-and-pop pharmacies in the U.S. to call centers in Manila and Tel Aviv. The man who conceived it, a South African named Paul Le Roux, morphed his network into a multinational conglomerate for narcotics trafficking, weapons smuggling, money laundering, and murder. Call center managers woke up to find themselves arms dealers, and small-town pharmacists became international drug conspirators. The details sound unreal: a man found dead at the helm of a shipwrecked yacht containing $100 million worth of cocaine; ex-special forces transporting sacks of gold from Ghana to Hong Kong; kilos of North Korean-manufactured methamphetamine; murders-for-hire in the Philippines. Looming above it all is Le Roux--a brilliant programmer with dyed-blond hair, a XXL t-shirt, and cargo shorts, pulling the strings from a laptop in Manila. Le Roux is a criminal figure who could only exist in the networked world of the twenty-first century, a self-made godfather that American law enforcement had never imagined. For half a decade, the DEA played global cat-and-mouse with Le Roux. It would take relentless investigative work, and a courageous mole in his organization, to catch him. When they finally did, Le Roux struck a deal to bring down the very networks he put in place--and became a cautionary tale about which criminals earn what kind of justice. Award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this sprawling puzzle--chasing Le Roux's empire and its shadowy figures around t
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              ISBN 9780399590412
              Released NZ 29 Jan 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal
                

              The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal (EPUB ebook)

              By Ratliff, Evan

              The incredible true story of 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.

              ISBN 9781473542389
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Released NZ 7 Feb 2019
              Publisher Transworld
              Interest Age 16+ years
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