“By tracking the complex web of money launderers, drug traffickers, and big money corporations who have exploited America’s demand for gold, these journalists have exposed a brutal trade. This is investigative journalism at its finest.”—JULIE K. BROWN, author of Perversion of Justice
“The best account I’ve ever read on Latin America’s massive illegal gold underworld. Fascinating, fast-paced… Dirty Gold reads like a thriller.”—TOBY MUSE, author of Kilo: Inside the Cocaine Cartels
“An astonishing read—full of corruption, greed, strong drink, and stronger language—that reveals the rotten heart of the global economy.”—OLIVER BULLOUGH, author of Moneyland
“Criss-crossing the world from glitzy Miami to the remote jungle lands of Peru, Dirty Gold exposes the dark underbelly of the illegal precious metals business.”—ANITA RAGHAVAN, author of The Billionaire’s Apprentice
“A fascinating story about one of the world’s biggest, and least talked about, illegal businesses. It reads like a thriller!”—ANDRES OPPENHEIMER, author of Saving the Americas and The Robots are Coming!
“This deeply reported book connects conquistadors to drug cartels to Miami real estate to the Peruvian Amazon—revealing a rotten, greed-fueled global gold trade.”—RACHEL SLADE, author of Into the Raging Sea
“Leaping from the glitz and glamor of South Beach to the muddy jungles of South America’s most impoverished corners, Dirty Gold is told with the brisk tension of a thriller. It reveals the true, very human cost of all that glitters.”—KEN BENSINGER, author of Red Card
“A fascinating deep dive into the most primal elements of human greed. Dirty Gold breaks new ground in more ways than one: as an expose on South America’s illicit gold trade, as an international cops and robbers caper, and as a rip roaring tale of avarice that reads like an upscale version of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Amazing. Do yourself a favor: get this book and read it.” —T.J. ENGLISH, New York Times–bestselling author of The Corporation and Havana Nocturne