Angels, Mobsters and Narco-Terrorists: The Rising Menace of Global Criminal Empires

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Wiley, Aug 22, 2008 - True Crime - 288 pages
In this ground-breaking book, Antonio Nicaso, an internationally renowned expert on organized crime groups, and Lee Lamothe, a veteran investigative journalist specializing in criminal conspiracies, present solid evidence of how established organized crime groups — such as the Mafia and the Triads — have changed their tactics and allegiances to protect their interests against the rise of violent and power-hungry gangs from Albania, Mexico, and Russia.

Angels, Mobsters, & Narco-Terrorists reveals how, due to their shared border, the USA and Canada have become prime targets for criminal groups that engage in money laundering and prostitution rings, and trafficking in human cargo, narcotics, and arms. On the international scene, state-sanctioned crime is thriving on heroin profits and cyber crime is emerging as a very lucrative and baffling activity to investigate and shut down.

Dive inside the world of organized crime and discover how far it has penetrated our lives.

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About the author (2008)

Antonio Nicaso is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, university lecturer, and internationally recognized expert on organized crime. He is known to have publsihed, for the first time, the secretive "Mafia's Code." His books have been translated into a smany as six languages. His most recent book is Rocco Perri: The Story of Canada's Most Notoriuos Bootlegger (Wiley, 0-470-83526-5, 2004).

Lee Lamothe is the author of Criminal Acts II, Global Mafia and Bloodlines: The Rise and Fall of the Mafia's Royal Family (with Antonio Nicaso), and the novel The Last Thief. Soon to be published is his book on human cargo smuggling titled The Trail of Misery  (HarperCollins). Lee Lamothe has covered organized crime as a journalist, author and financial crime investigator, and has conducted investigations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

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