Reviews

  • "With his relentless and fearless reporting, Evan Ratliff has pried open a hidden world filled with high-tech gangsters and drug kingpins and double-crossers and stone-cold hitmen. The story is as fascinating as it is terrifying, and one that will hold you in its grip."

    David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z
  • "One of the most prodigious criminal masterminds or modern times. Compelling... meticulously researched and written with a feverish intensity. A masterwork of investigative journalism."

    Daily Mail
  • "A true crime classic."

    Publishers Weekly
  • "This is a riveting, mesmerizing, absolutely bonkers story about a man as brilliant as he is villainous. You'll find yourself sucked in, freaked out, and, ultimately, blown away by Ratliff's storytelling and tireless reporting. The Mastermind is a masterpiece."

    Nicholas Thompson, editor in chief, Wired
  • "Darkly fascinating and truly gripping. A crazy story. Ratliff reports exhaustively and writes soberly... a brilliant book... a suitably wild parable for a digitally deranged age."

    Irish Times