The story of Paul LeRoux, the twisted-genius entrepreneur and cold-blooded killer who brought revolutionary innovation to international crime, and the exclusive inside story of how the DEA’s elite, secretive 960 Group brought him down.
A master criminal and the step-by-step methods used to stop him permeate this gripping account that is both well-written and exhaustively researched ... Investigative journalist Shannon takes the reader beyond the fly-on-the-wall and puts them right into the heart of every action and situation ... One can practically see and smell everything as these brave agents provide a minute-by-minute account of the takedown of a master criminal. (LeRoux was arrested in 2012.) The level of research and detail — including exclusive interviews with the people involved — makes this a one-of-a-kind true crime tale.
... reads like a crime thriller. With her diverse sources from DEA agents and informants who agreed to testify against Le Roux, Shannon’s prose is very well-crafted and full of detail that places the reader right in the middle of all the action. The plot is fairly linear and is easy to follow. I truly enjoyed reading Hunting Le Roux and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates true crime.
Shannon’s description of the ruthlessly transactional Le Roux recalibrating his new reality to turn informer is priceless ... But Hunting LeRoux’s F-bombs-flying smell-the-funk 'proximity' to the action comes wreathed in fumes from its high-octane prose ... Shannon valorizes the DEA takedown and plays up the villainy of the lowlives Le Roux helped bust. But the deal he cut opened the door to a more lenient sentence for himself. Were officials played?