The Laundrymen - Jeffrey Robinson

Yet another one to add to my 'tacky finance books' list, this one covers money laundering. My interest comes from the obligitary training I got when I started my job, which was short on details, but mostly contained 'look out for dodgy stuff'. Unsurprisingly, most of the laundering is to do with drugs money. Although it's a fairly hacky book, apparently written by someone who just churns these things out, it seems to have been well-researched, and is quite enjoyable. There are some interesting little scams (no doubt terribly passé in the criminal underworld, now) and insights into the adjoining world of drug trafficing, terrorism and dodgy secret agents. Fun stuff.

Posted 2005-05-02.