The Fix: Soccer And Organized Crime

April 13, 2010|
The Fix: Soccer And Organized Crime by Declan Hill
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The Fix is the most explosive story of sports corruption in a generation. Intriguing, riveting, and compelling, it tells the story of an investigative journalist who sets out to examine the world of match-fixing in professional soccer.

From the Introduction
Understand how gambling fixers work to corrupt a soccer game and you will understand how they move into a basketball league, a cricket tournament, or a tennis match (all places, by the way, that criminal fixers have moved into). My views on soccer have changed. I still love the Saturday-morning game between amateurs: the camaraderie and the fresh smell of grass. But the professional game leaves me cold. I hope you will understand why after reading the book. I think you may never look at sport in the same way again.
Declan Hill is an investigative journalist and academic. He specializes in organized crime and international issues. In the last few years, he has completed documentaries on the killing of the head of the Canadian mafia, blood feuds in Kosovo, and ethnic cleansing in Iraq. Hill has also won awards for documentaries on honour killings i...
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Title:The Fix: Soccer And Organized CrimeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 8.95 X 6 X 0.85 inShipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.95 X 6 X 0.85 inPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:077104139X

ISBN - 13:9780771041396

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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