Dirty Gold by Jay Weaver audiobook

Dirty Gold: The Rise and Fall of an International Smuggling Ring

By Jay Weaver , Nicholas Nehamas , Jim Wyss , and Kyra Gurney
Read by Gustavo Rex

PublicAffairs, Public Affairs 9781541762909

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549110429

  • ISBN: 9781549110405

Runtime: 11.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Nonfiction

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it

In March of 2017, a team of FBI agents arrested Juan Granda, Samer Barrage, and Renato Rodriguez, or as they called themselves, "the three amigos." The trio--first identified publicly by the authors of this book-- had built a $3.6 billion dollar business in metals trading, mostly illegal Peruvian gold.

Their arrests and subsequent prosecution laid bare more than a corrupt finance firm, though. Instead, Dirty Gold lifts the veil on an illegal international business that is five times as lucrative as trafficking cocaine, and arguably more dangerous.

As the award-winning team of Miami Herald reporters show, illegal gold mines have become a haven for Latin American drug money. The gold is then sold to metals traders, and ultimately to Americans who want it in their jewelry, smartphones, and investment portfolios. By following the trail of these three traders, Dirty Gold leads us into a criminal underworld that has never before been in full view.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] shocking true crime epic…show[s] how a criminal enterprise can thrive with a product where melting can erase all traces of origin easier than documents can be forged.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A jaw-dropping true story.” Amazon.com
”Tells the full story of how unethically mined gold makes it from shanty camps like La Pampa in southern Peru—a Stygian hellhole of brothels, child labor, and violence—through the global supply chain to become jewelry or part of the motherboard in your smartphone.” New York Times Book Review
“A fascinating deep dive…an expose on South America’s illicit gold trade, as an international cops and robbers caper, and as a rip-roaring tale of avarice that reads like an upscale version of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Amazing.” T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jay Weaver

Author Bio: Jay Weaver

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Nicholas Nehamas

Author Bio: Nicholas Nehamas

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Jim Wyss

Author Bio: Jim Wyss

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Kyra Gurney

Author Bio: Kyra Gurney

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 11.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English