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Author Bilton, Nick, author.

Title American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road / Nick Bilton.

Publication Info. New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.168 BIL    Available
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 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    364.168 BIL    Available
Description xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 329).
Contents The pink pill -- Ross Ulbricht -- Julia Vie -- The debate -- Jared's khat -- The bonfire -- The Silk Road -- Ross the farmer -- Opening day of the Silk Road -- What goes up must come down -- The Gawker article -- A bull's-eye on my back -- Julia tells Erica -- What have you done?! -- Jared and the fifty-ton Flamingo -- From Austin to Australia -- Carl Force's tomorrow -- Variety Jones and the serpent -- Jared goes shopping -- The dread pirate Roberts -- Carl Force is born again -- "O Captain, my captain" -- Ross, hanged or home -- Carl, Eladio, and Nob -- Jared's Chicago versus Carl's Baltimore -- The mutiny -- A billion dollars?! -- The aspiring billionaire in Costa Rica -- Variety Jones goes to Scotland -- The armory opens -- Ross silences Julia -- Chris Tarbell, FBI -- Ross arrives in San Francisco -- Chris is the pit -- Batten down the hatches! -- Jared's dead ends -- A pirate in Dominica -- Carl likes DPR -- Kidney for sale! -- The White House in Utah -- Curtis is tortured -- The first murder -- The FBI joins the hunt -- Camping and the ball -- Gary Alford, IRS -- Life and death on the road -- Gary's big change -- Ross goes underground -- Carl switches teams -- A parking ticket on the internet -- Tarbell finds a mistake -- The fake IDs, part one -- The deconfliction meeting -- Jared becomes Cirrus -- Julia is saved! Hallelujah! -- The fake IDs, part two -- Onward to Federal Plaza -- Julia comes to San Francisco -- I am God -- The phone call -- The good-bye party -- The pink sunset -- Carla Sophia -- FeLiNa -- Arrested -- The laptop -- Ross locked up -- United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht -- To catch a pirate -- Sentencing -- The plural of mongoose -- The museum -- The others.
Summary From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes 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.
Subject Ulbricht, Ross William, 1984-
Criminals -- United States -- Case studies.
Computer crimes -- Investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Black market -- United States -- Case studies.
Drug traffic -- United States -- Case studies.
Electronic commerce -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
Other Form: Online version: Bilton, Nick, author. American kingpin New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017] 9780698405738 (DLC) 2017010337
ISBN 9781591848141 (hbk)
1591848148 (hbk)
9780698405738 (ebk)
0698405730 (ebk)

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