Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire
Elaine Shannon’s Hunting Le Roux tells about a modern international criminal Paul Le Roux. Le Roux, born in what was then Rhodesia was originally a computer security expert before using his skills to start a vast criminal empire with global reach that dealt with drug smuggling, extortion, money laundering, and murder. Le Roux had associates all around the world that helped him launder money as well as kill anybody who got in his way or tried to cross him. As the body count racked up, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) took notice and began investigating him. Hunting Le Roux isn’t as much a biography as it is a chronicle of an interagency operation designed to bring him down once and for all.
Hunting Le Roux reads like a crime thriller. With her diverse sources from DEA agents and informants who agreed to testify against Le Roux, Shannon’s prose is very well-crafted and full of detail that places the reader right in the middle of all the action. The plot is fairly linear and is easy to follow. I truly enjoyed reading Hunting Le Roux and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates true crime.
|Page Count||368 pages|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|