Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe
Patrick Radden Keefe has garnered prizes ranging from National Magazine Awards to the Orwell Prize for Political Writing to the National Book Critics Circle Award for his meticulously-reported, hypnotically-engaging work on the many ways people behave badly. In this collection, Keefe brilliantly chronicles the surprisingly corporate business practices of narcotraffickers, explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines, tells the fate of a whistle-blower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank, and profiles the charmed life of a cheerful international black market arms merchant, among other bravura works of literary journalism.
The appearance of his byline in The New Yorker is always an event, and collected here for the first time readers can see his work forms an always enthralling but deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals, but also those who stand up against them.
Bond Street Books, 2022.
ISBN: 9780385675451. 348 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.