There are indeed very bad people in the world, but how encouraging to be reminded of the very good people such as Patrick and his cohort who stand against them. Part true crime tale, part investigative procedural, this is the account of the brilliant and necessary superheroes of Global Witness, whose superpower is the truth.
Warlords, crooks, oil tycoons and dictators. For over 25 years Global Witness has been investigating these and a host of other very bad people, whose greed, corruption and violence enables some of the world's biggest heists and ravages the lives of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet. Very Bad People shines a light on the real life dramas that are truly more alarming than the pages of fiction - it is a shocking, important and page-turning book that gives a unique insight into a hidden world of criminality, and into the shadow networks that really run our world.
Global Witness is an organisation worth celebrating. Very Bad People reads like a non-stop high-speed chase as our fighters against corruption hunt down a litany of criminals and con-men, some on the fringes of our society, some embedded high up within it. It's a great story and an important one.