Chris Bøg

The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.

Recommendation: 8/10. Author: Evan Ratliff ISBN: 0399590412. External link: Goodreads.

An intriguing tale of a global, criminal enterprise concocted by a computer wiz turned cartel boss, The Mastermind takes us through the upbringing and the downfall of Paul Le Roux, drug kingpin, creator of the PC encryption software E4M that later turned into TrueCrypt, perhaps also by Paul Le Roux, no one really knows, and, by some, the person thought to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.

The book is a light read, thrilling and well reported. For anyone with an affinity for true crime stories, this is a must read.