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Empire of Crime In 1908, British reformers banned the export of Indian opium to China. As a result, the world price of opium soared to a new high and a century of drug smuggling began. The author weaves hidden reports, secret government files and personal letters together with first-hand accounts to tell the epic story of a global fight against organised crime.
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"Snappy as Spillane, this book is packed with girls, guns and guts. The violent milieu explored by Newark is not South Side Chicago but the British Empire" (The Independent)
"Probing areas which historians have usually tactfully avoided, Newark has lifted the curtain on a hidden era of the British Empire" (The Herald)
"Tim Newark's vivid account of the exploits of law enforcement agents during the British Empire is captivating. He brings to life these talented international policemen - the drug-busting cops of the day - superbly. Agatha Christie meets The Godfather!" (Andrew Roberts, author The Storm of War)
"As fascinating and exciting as any crime novel, a truly gripping exposé" (Ian Knight, author of Zulu Rising)
"History as it's meant to be: clear, unpretentious, exciting, authoritative and enthusiastic . . . unquestionably one of my books of the year" (City AM)
An epic account of the global fight against organised crime in the early twentieth century
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Book Description Mainstream Publishing Company, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111845967615
Book Description Mainstream Publishing Company, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1845967615