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

By Roberto Saviano

An electrifying, across the world bestselling research of the worldwide cocaine alternate, from the writer of the number 1 foreign bestseller Gomorrah
“Zero 0 0” flour is the best, whitest on hand. 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 internal workings of the worldwide cocaine trade—its principles and armies, and the genuine intensity of its achieve into the area economy.
Saviano’s Gomorrah, his explosive account of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra, was once a world sensation. It struck this type of nerve with the Camorra that Saviano has lived with twenty-four-hour police security for greater than 8 years. in this time he has come to grasp legislations enforcement businesses and officers around the globe. With their cooperation, Savaiano has broadened his point of view to soak up the whole worldwide “corporate” entity that's the drug alternate and the complicated money-laundering operations that permit it to operate, usually with the aid of the world’s largest banks.
the result's a harrowing and groundbreaking synthesis of literary narrative and geopolitical research exploring some of the most strong darkish forces in our economic climate. Saviano tracks the shift within the cocaine trade’s axis of strength, 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 finds the fantastic raise 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 outstanding highbrow intensity, capable of see connections among far-flung phenomena and bind them right into a unmarried epic tale. so much drug-war narratives think accurately faraway from our personal lives; Saviano bargains 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 variety that switches from vibrant descriptions of human depravity to a philosophical attention of the that means of violence within the smooth global. . . . most crucial of all is the wish Saviano provides to numerous sufferers of felony violence by means of status as much as its perpetrators.” —Financial Times

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