ISBN9781785783470
PublisherGrantham Book Services
PublishedJune 7, 2018
Pages386
AuthorPatrick Winn
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.5 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth1.3 in.

Hello, Shadowlands

Patrick Winn

PAPERBACK

June 7, 2018

Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlandsreveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux― a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, animals and people ―and the staggering human toll that is being steadily ignored by the West.

From Myanmar’s anarchic hills to the swamplands of Vietnam, jihadis are being pitted against brothel workers, pet thieves against vigilantes and meth barons against Christian vice squads.

Hello, Shadowlands takes a deep plunge into crime rings both large and small. It also examines how China’s rise and America’s decline is creating new opportunities for transnational syndicates to thrive.

Focussing on human stories on both sides of this crime wave, the acclaimed Bangkok-based broadcaster and journalist Patrick Winn intimately profiles the men and women of the region who are forced to make agonizing choices in the absence of law.

Buy Hello, Shadowlands by Patrick Winn at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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Patrick Winn

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Information

ISBN9781785783470
PublisherGrantham Book Services
PublishedJune 7, 2018
Pages386
AuthorPatrick Winn
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.5 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth1.3 in.

Synopsis

Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlandsreveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux― a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, animals and people ―and the staggering human toll that is being steadily ignored by the West.

From Myanmar’s anarchic hills to the swamplands of Vietnam, jihadis are being pitted against brothel workers, pet thieves against vigilantes and meth barons against Christian vice squads.

Hello, Shadowlands takes a deep plunge into crime rings both large and small. It also examines how China’s rise and America’s decline is creating new opportunities for transnational syndicates to thrive.

Focussing on human stories on both sides of this crime wave, the acclaimed Bangkok-based broadcaster and journalist Patrick Winn intimately profiles the men and women of the region who are forced to make agonizing choices in the absence of law.

Buy Hello, Shadowlands by Patrick Winn at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliantly crafted and thrilling to read. This is a page turner with soul - an evocative tour through places that are too often ignored."

– Tom Vitale, director of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

"Avoiding both sensationalism and moralizing, Patrick Winn takes his reader with somber elegance into Southeast Asia's criminal underworld - and from more interesting perspectives than the usual drug dealers and traffickers. Here is a world as rich, contradictory and strange as any that one could think of."

– Lawrence Osborne, author of Beautiful Animals and Bangkok Days