By Brett Forrest
Game of Shadows meets Among the Thugs during this revelatory true-to-life crime mystery and reveal concerning greed, corruption, an Asian crime syndicate, and the solving of overseas football fits on the optimum degrees of the sport, together with the UEFA Champions League and the area Cup.
In February 2013, the director of Europol, the ecu Union's legislations enforcement company, made the surprising declaration that seven-hundred foreign football suits were fastened on the grounds that 2008, together with international Cup qualifying and exhibition suits, with a chinese language felony syndicate pulling the strings. For the 1st time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us contained in the underworld of 1 of equipped crime's such a lot ecocnomic businesses—a $1 trillion annual overseas having a bet marketplace, of which football contains 70 percentage.
Forrest exposed an internet of nefarious dealings the world over, even on U.S. soil. As he stumbled on, no fit is safe—not even the realm Cup tournament—and police officers lack the assets to forestall it. yet one guy has taken this legal company on: Chris Eaton, former head of safety for FIFA. Now with the overseas middle for activities defense in Qatar, this tough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down a number of the greatest fixers and their monetary backers and maintains his challenge to wash up the world's most well liked sport.
Filled with headline making revelations, The sizeable Fix is needs to interpreting for football fanatics and precise crime aficionados.
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