ZeroZeroZero: Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World. (Penguin History American Life)

ZeroZeroZero: Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World. (Penguin History American Life)

Roberto Saviano


An electrifying, the world over bestselling research of the worldwide cocaine exchange, from the writer of the number 1 foreign bestseller Gomorrah
 
“Zero 0 0” flour is the best, whitest to be had. it's also the nickname between narcotraffickers for the purest cocaine out there. And it's the name of Roberto Saviano’s unforgettable exploration of the interior workings of the worldwide cocaine trade—its principles and armies, and the genuine intensity of its succeed in into the realm economy.
 
Saviano’s Gomorrah, his explosive account of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra, was once a global sensation. It struck this kind of nerve with the Camorra that Saviano has lived with twenty-four-hour police safeguard for greater than 8 years. in this time he has come to grasp legislation enforcement organisations and officers all over the world. With their cooperation, Savaiano has broadened his standpoint to soak up the total worldwide “corporate” entity that's the drug exchange and the complicated money-laundering operations that permit it to operate, frequently with assistance from the world’s greatest banks.
 
the result's a harrowing and groundbreaking synthesis of literary narrative and geopolitical research exploring essentially the most robust darkish forces in our economic system. Saviano tracks the shift within the cocaine trade’s axis of energy, from Colombia to Mexico, and relates how the Latin American cartels and gangs have solid alliances with crime syndicates around the globe. He charts the expanding sophistication of those legal entities as they diversify into different items and markets. He additionally unearths the excellent bring up within the severity of violence as they've got fought to guard and expand their power.
 
Saviano is a author and journalist of infrequent braveness and a philosopher of awesome highbrow intensity, in a position to see connections among far-flung phenomena and bind them right into a unmarried epic tale. so much drug-war narratives believe properly faraway from our personal lives; Saviano deals no such convenience. either heart-racing and eye-opening, ZeroZeroZero is an investigative tale like none other.
 
Praise for ZerZeroZero:
 
“[Saviano] has built a literary sort that switches from vibrant descriptions of human depravity to a philosophical attention of the that means of violence within the smooth international. . . . most crucial of all is the desire Saviano offers to numerous sufferers of felony violence by means of status as much as its perpetrators.” —Financial Times

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