Lords of Crypto Crime

The Race to Bring Down the World’s Invisible Kingpins

Narrated by Ari Fliakos
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Pub Date 4 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 4 Aug 2024

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'Reads like a thriller... These stories are amazing.'
-Michael Lewis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short

'A master-class in the tactics and countertactics of financial cyberwarfare, laid out in a tense, exciting technothriller.'
-Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

'An absorbing narrative than unfolds like a mystery'
-New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

'Immensely readable... a romp through some of the most infamous dark web takedowns in recent memory.'
-Washington Post

Dirty cops, trafficking rings, globe-spanning, nail-biting undercover detective work and the biggest takedown of the online narcotics market in the history of the internet. This is the story of how a single innovation has fuelled the world's criminal financial markets, and unleashed a cat-and mouse game like no other.

Over the last decade, crime lords inhabiting lawless corners of the internet have operated more freely - whether in drug dealing, money laundering, or human trafficking - than their old school counterparts could have ever dreamed of. By transacting in currencies with anonymous ledgers, overseen by no government and beholden no bankers, they have robbed law enforcement of the primary method of cracking down on illicit finance: following the money.

But what if this dark economy held a secret, fatal flaw? What if their currency wasn't so cryptic after all? Could an investigator using the right mixture of technical wizardry, financial forensics, and old-fashioned persistence uncover an entire criminal underworld?

Lords of Crypto Crime is the gripping, insider story of how a brilliant group of investigators took down the biggest kingpins of the dark web.

** Published in the US as Tracers in the Dark. **

(P)2024 Octopus Publishing Group

'Reads like a thriller... These stories are amazing.'
-Michael Lewis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short

'A master-class in the tactics and countertactics of financial cyberwarfare...


Advance Praise

'Reads like a thriller... These stories are amazing.' Michael Lewis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short

'A master-class in the tactics and countertactics of financial cyberwarfare, laid out in a tense, exciting technothriller.' Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

'An absorbing narrative than unfolds like a mystery' New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

'Immensely readable... a romp through some of the most infamous dark web takedowns in recent memory.' Washington Post

'Reads like a thriller... These stories are amazing.' Michael Lewis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short

'A master-class in the tactics and countertactics of financial cyberwarfare...


Available Editions

EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781800962286
PRICE £24.99 (GBP)
DURATION 10 Hours, 47 Minutes

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It was like listening to the audio description of a hollywood blockbuster. This pulled no punches and gave so much detailed insight into the murky world it was intriguing powerful and an engaging listen. Perfect for anyone who wants to get to rhe heart of this industry. The narrator was good and engaging. He was not phased when rhe subjects got messy.
Thank you do much netgallery and publisher and author and narrator for this 5 star lusten. A history that the world could do with hearing.

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Absolutely fantastic! So well research and well plotted history of crypto crime lords. I have not been able to stop telling people about things I have learned in this book over the last few days. I will definitely be buying this book for some people who I know will love it too.

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Oh my goodness! This is scary stuff! I don’t know much about the world of crypto currency and the dark web, so Al ost all of this audio title was a revelation. I’ve long been convinced that money markets worldwide are controlled to the advantage of Governments, corporations and a handful of powerful individuals. With that in mind, it’s not a giant leap to see how the crypto world can and us being manipulated.

This reads rather like a thriller. I had to concentrate to get my head round some of the financial details, but it’s worth it; this is real and it’s frightening. It’s very well written, making it accessible to a Kay reader with limited knowledge of the world of finance. There’s much food for thought and the narration throughout was excellent.

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