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Great book, but so sad that the corruption caused so much pain.
BookListener | 64 andra recensioner | Apr 8, 2024 |
What a skill, to write so compellingly that you make me burn through a 600-page book like it’s a beach read. It is the exact opposite though and so infuriating at times that I had to walk away and breathe. There is a very special level of hell awaiting the Sackler family and I just wish I could see their faces when they arrive there.
gonzocc | 64 andra recensioner | Mar 31, 2024 |
While we hear about people coming over the southern border of the United States, we rarely hear about human smuggling along the northern border with Canada or from the oceans on both coasts. This tells of a ship that ran aground in New York City in the 1990's, what happened to the passengers, and the hunt for the Snakeheads responsible for the smuggling.

I enjoyed this book. I had never heard of the Golden Venture. Seeing how it all comes together from the beginning to the end was fascinating. It is good knowing that the system worked although slowly. The people who were smuggled in from China had quite the trip. I liked seeing the trip from signing up with Sister Ping to getting a ship then getting on it then the trip from China to the U. S. with the grounding of the ship, and the consequences of being caught. I liked knowing that even overseas that someone was reporting what was happening although there was one big circumstance that changed how the information was received. Read the book and find out what it was. I also liked following the law enforcement agencies within the U. S. and foreign countries as they track down the snakeheads as well as those who helped them.

I was glad that one group of people who ended up in prison in Pennsylvania were followed during their imprisonment and releases. To see that community come together--lawyers, townsfolk, and finally politicians--restores my faith in humanity. The area is described as conservative but the townsfolk carried about the men in prison. They prayed and helped them. The men's art became a way to thank the townsfolk and make money for them. I liked how friendships were formed and lasted.

No matter how it all started, I have a better understanding of why people leave their countries of origin to come to the United States. This is worth reading.
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Sheila1957 | 15 andra recensioner | Mar 16, 2024 |



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