Warlords of Crime: Chinese Secret Societies : The New Mafia

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1990 - True Crime - 289 pages
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With the illegal drug crisis reaching epidemic proportions, here is an illuminating and disturbing account of a relentless new criminal organization which has muscled aside the Mafia and dominates the multibillion dollar world heroin trade.

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Posner is an excellent writer who seems to prefer political and social topics rather than organized crime and narcotics trafficking. Consequently, this book focuses on the organizations and their ... Read full review


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John Martin of "ABC News" says "Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism." Garry Wills calls Posner "a superb investigative reporter," while the "Los Angeles Times" dubs him "a classic-style investigative journalist." "His work is painstakingly honest journalism" concluded "The Washington Post". "The New York Times" lauded his "exhaustive research techniques" and "The Boston Globe" determined Posner is "an investigative journalist whose work is marked by his thorough and meticulous research." "A resourceful investigator and skillful writer," says "The Dallas Morning News".

Posner was one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975), he was an Honors Graduate of Hastings Law School (1978), where he served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. Of counsel to the law firm he founded, Posner and Ferrara, he is now a full time journalist and author.

He is the Chief Investigative Reporter for the Daily Beast. In the past, he was a freelance writer on investigative issues for several news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. A member of the National Advisory Board of the National Writers Union, Posner is also a member of the Authors Guild, PEN, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, author Trisha Posner, who works on all his projects (www.trishaposner.com).

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