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Nemesis

by Misha Glenny

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ISBN: 9780099584650
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It's a story of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, politicians and drug lords and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio.
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  • Paperback
    $25.77
ISBN: 9780099584650
ANNOTATION:
It's a story of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, politicians and drug lords and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio.

Annotation

It's a story of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, politicians and drug lords and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio.

Publisher Description

'Breaking Bad meets City of God' Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah

HUSBAND. This is the story of an ordinary man who became the king of the largest slum in Rio, the head of a drug cartel and Brazil's most notorious criminal. FATHER. A man who tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, while everyone around him drew guns and partied. DRUG LORD. It's a story of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, politicians and drug lords and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio. MOST WANTED CRIMINAL.

Author Biography

Glenny is a distinguished investigative journalist and historian. As the Central Europe Correspondent first for the Guardian and then for the BBC, Glenny chronicled the collapse of communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has won several major awards for his work, including the Sony Gold Award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting and is the author of five books, including the acclaimed McMafia and DarkMarket.

Review

A dynastic 50-year Shakespearean sweep of organised crime that manages to be both intimate and alarming -- John Kampfner Observer A magnificent work of reportage by turns raw and courageous -- Ian Thomson Evening Standard gripping narrative of cocaine and slaughter -- Andreas Campomar Spectator Glenny doesn't just write books; he lives them -- John Kampfner Guardian A thrillingly vivid picture of another Rio... [Nemesis] confirms Glenny's status as one of the most daring and original true-crime writers of today... A rich and riveting book -- Francis Wheen Mail on Sunday A fast-paced crime story that paints a vivid picture of life in the sprawling favelas -- Joe Leahy Financial Times fascinating dive into Brazil's terrifying underworld, where the stakes are all or nothing...Nemesis reads like a fast-paced thriller -- James Hider The Times Breaking Bad meets City of God -- Roberto Saviano

Review Text

" Breaking Bad meets City of God "

Promotional "Headline"

Breaking Bad meets City of God in this gripping account of an ordinary man who became Brazil's most wanted criminal

Product Details

Author
Misha Glenny
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2016
ISBN-10
0099584654
ISBN-13
9780099584650
Format
Paperback
Pages
352
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2016-07-07
Subtitle
The Hunt for Brazil's Most Wanted Criminal
Short Title
Nemesis
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade