• The most important book of the year ... Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism ... Saviano realises the brutal truth: that to understand narco-traffic is to understand the modern world ... it is revolutionary

    Ed Vulliamy, Observer
  • Impassioned . . . a literary style that switches from vivid descriptions of human depravity to a philosophical consideration of the meaning of violence in the modern world.

    Misha Glenny, Financial Times
  • Vivid . . . lands a resounding thump to the solar plexus

  • A powerful work of reportage . . . it goes to the heart of the financial sector's dependence on drug capital and its depredations

    Ian Thomson, Telegraph
  • After reading Saviano, it becomes impossible to see Italy, and the global market, in the same way again.

    The New York Times
  • Saviano is a blazingly vivid and courageous writer.

  • Saviano has an astonishing ability to write luminously yet subtly about terrible things.

    Le Parisien
  • A national hero.

    Umberto Eco
  • Brave and passionate

  • Saviano should be commended for his bravery, and supported by all who share his revulsion.


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