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Operation Relentless : the world's most-wanted criminal, the elite forces hunt to catch him, Damien Lewis

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Operation Relentless : the world's most-wanted criminal, the elite forces hunt to catch him
Title
Operation Relentless
Title remainder
the world's most-wanted criminal, the elite forces hunt to catch him
Statement of responsibility
Damien Lewis
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the 'Merchant of Death' he was both "Public Enemy No. 1" to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around six billion dollars. For years Bout had eluded capture, meanwhile building up a labyrinthine network of airlines selling weapons to order to dictators, rebels, despots and terror groups worldwide. He was hunted by the CIA, NSA, MI6, as well sought by the United Nations for being their top global sanctions buster. Holed up in Moscow - from where he ran a suite of offices selling anything from AK47s to state-of-the-art helicopter gunships and anti-aircraft missiles - he was shielded by a Russian state that was a partner in his dark dealings. In short, Bout appeared utterly invulnerable and beyond any hope of capture. Step forward former SAS man Mike Snow. After serving in the Regiment, Snow had worked as a bush pilot in Africa, where he'd got to know Bout well. Via its own secretive, shadow network, Snow was approached by the US DEA, the Drugs Enforcement Agency. The DEA agents had one question for him: was Snow able to get to Viktor Bout? This is the incredible tale of OPERATION RELENTLESS, the top-secret mission that Snow and a handful of DEA operatives launched to entrap Viktor Bout - a story that ranges from the steamy jungles of Colombia to the ice-bound streets of Moscow, and from horrific bloodshed and tyranny in the Congo, to a snatch operation like no other. It may read like an implausible thriller, but every word of Operation Relentless is true
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
364.1336
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Operation Relentless : the world's most-wanted criminal, the elite forces hunt to catch him, Damien Lewis
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Operation Relentless : the world's most-wanted criminal, the elite forces hunt to catch him, Damien Lewis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Control code
ocn987333317
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24 cm.
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Extent
xvi, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848665392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)987333317

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