American Kingpin

American Kingpin

The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

Book - 2017
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A true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road.
Publisher: New York :, Portfolio/Penguin,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781591848141
Branch Call Number: 364.168 ULB
Characteristics: xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Sep 27, 2017

Reads like a movie! Such an interesting book!

Sep 04, 2017

I thought it was an interesting fast paced read.
I'd never heard about this true crime story before, in which a guy used the dark web to set up an Amazon type of website to sell drugs, guns or anything illegal.

StevenOClark Aug 11, 2017

This is one wild, true story. Quite the page turner.

AL_HOLLYR Jul 05, 2017

An ultra-modern take on the true-crime thriller, Bilton's book is a fast-paced, deeply-researched narrative that traces the rise and fall of the Silk Road, an online black market.

Bilton does a masterful job of tracing the story from multiple perspectives, with each new view adding another layer of suspense. By the end I did tire of his often overly-dramatic chapter transitions, but the story does have more incredible twists and turns than one could possibly imagine.

May 10, 2017

A very well researched and fast-paced read-I could hardly put it down.

May 08, 2017

Please make the downloadable audiobook version available

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