In this edition, the Amazon Books Editors load up our book bags for a long weekend with: The hunt for the "deadliest animal in history," a man-eating tiger that claimed 436 victims; a favorite science fiction author turns her pen to a "mystery within a mystery within a fantasy"; a deeply affecting story of loss, grief, and family; and a criminal mastermind who ran a drug cartel from the comfort of his laptop computer.
I loved American Kingpin from 2017 about the man behind the dark website called Silk Road, so The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. looks like it's right up my alley. The Mastermind recounts the story of Paul Le Roux, a criminal genius who ran a drug and weapons cartel from his laptop and eluded the DEA for years. After his arrest Le Roux turned on his associates and become an informant. Author Evan Ratliff spent four years uncovering the story and this looks like a compulsive "truth is stranger than fiction" read. —Seira Wilson
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