Monday, April 14, 2008

McMafia Gets Rave Review (and Scares the Hell out of Me)

Boy, what a way to wake up. I just finished reading an excellent review of a new organized crime book called McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld by Misha Glenny (pictured left) from Saturday's Globe and Mail.

Reviewer Julian Sher calls McMafia "grim" and "bleak" and a "powerful wake-up call." The book focuses on various organized crime syndicates from around the world that have sprung up since the so-called "War on Drugs," the rise of cyber crime (and how it is being ignored by authorities), and the sex slave trade.

It all sounds very frightening yet fascinating. Just not necessarily what I was in the mood for to start off my week...Scary stuff.

Feel free to order McMafia below. You can also watch a short interview with Misha Glenny.

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