Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

  title={Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories},
  author={Federico Varese},
Organized crime is spreading like a global virus as mobs take advantage of open borders to establish local franchises at will. That at least is the fear, inspired by stories of Russian mobsters in New York, Chinese triads in London, and Italian mafias throughout the West. As Federico Varese explains in this compelling and daring book, the truth is more complicated. Varese has spent years researching mafia groups in Italy, Russia, the United States, and China, and argues that mafiosi often find… 

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