PRESS


HL-for-website.jpg

The Buzz On LeRoux…

Elaine Shannon has produced an amazing story, a triumph of investigative reporting and storytelling. “Hunting Paul Leroux” inhabits a global world of crime and policing that very few people have even heard of, much less understand. It reveals not just the newest of methods, but a cast of characters who could only exist in modern times, equally proficient with weapons and computers. There’s nothing else quite like it.
— Mark Bowden (Huế 1968, Blackhawk Down, Killing Pablo)
The New Now of transnational crime. Elaine Shannon’s incisive, you-are-there account of  cyber-crime syndicate godfather, Paul Calder LeRoux, is a scorching, hair-raising glimpse into a new kind of criminal who’s altogether terrifying because he’s altogether real.
— Dennis LeHane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island)
This book just blew my mind! Elaine Shannon is a great writer and “Hunting Leroux” is an incredibly well written & researched page turner — and her subject, Paul Leroux, makes Don Corleone look like a peanut salesman by comparison.
— Stephen Adly Guigis (Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of Between Riverside and Crazy)
Elaine Shannon’s Hunting LeRoux is an investigative masterpiece. It’s the most-comprehensive look at the inner workings of a complex high-level D.E.A. operation ever put on paper. It’s a fascinating look at an international crime syndicate and the charismatic and lethal next-generation crime lord who weaponized the internet to build a new kind of empire. Paul LeRoux is a calculating, cold-blooded killer and one of the most-intrguing and frightening criminals I’ve ever read about. It’s a testament to Shannon’s skill as a writer that she fuels the novel with such a detailed preoccupation with process that Hunting LeRoux reads like a propulsive page-turning thriller. Exhaustively researched, meticulously documented and with exclusive access to almost all of the key players on both sides of the law, this is the definitive work on the rise and fall of malign actor Paul Leroux and also a jaw-dropping crime saga. Shannon takes the reader inside the story so that you’re in the room, on the hunt and dead-center in the middle of the action with elite D.E.A. agents operating without borders in a tense and dangerous global manhunt to take down a 21st century criminal kingpin. It’s stunning work by a master investigative journalist.
— Don Winslow (The Cartel, The Border) 

4/11/19 | Review by Brian Vakulskas | KSCJ | Click Here
3/27/19 | Review
by Paul Davis | Washington Times | Click Here
3
/05/19 | Review: Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius… | The Cipher Brief | Click Here
3/04/19 | Review: Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire… | Publishers Weekly | Click Here
2/26/19 | Review: Takedown of Paul LeRoux is gripping true-crime tale… | AP News | Click Here
2/26/19 | Review: Elaine Shannon’s “Hunting LeRoux”… | The page 99 Test | Click Here
2/19/19 | Review:
Read Michael Mann's pulse-pounding intro for the true-crime book Hunting LeRoux… | Entertainment Weekly | Click Here
2/16/19 | Review:
Meet Paul LeRoux, the cyber criminal exposed in new books by Evan Ratliff and Elaine Shannon… | LA Times | Click Here
5/23/19 | Interview:
Elaine Shannon, author of Hunting Leroux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown… | Crime Beat w/ Ron Chepesiuk | Listen Here
4/12/19 | Interview:
Author Elaine Shannon discusses her book Hunting LeRoux… | William Ramsey Investigates | Listen Here
3/29/19 | Interview + Review by Vick Mickunas | |
The Book Nook on Wyso | Click Here
2/26/19 | Interview:
Michael Mann and Author Elaine Shannon on the Terrifying New Face of International Crime… | Vulture | Click Here
2/22/19 | Interview: Global Crime’s Shadowy Cyber Genius Revealed in Elaine Shannon’s New Book, “Hunting LeRoux”… | Newsweek | Click Here
2/21/19 | Interview: Hunting LeRoux: The First Crime Lord to Operate in Pure Cyberspace… | “CBS This Morning” Podcast | Listen Here
2/18/19 | Interview: Michael Mann, Elaine Shannon, and Lynette Carolla… | The Adam Corolla Show | Watch Now
2/16/19 | Article:
How a fat computer geek became the Jeff Bezos of the dark web… | New York Post | Click Here
1/14/19 | Article:
See the cover for author Elaine Shannon's true-crime book Hunting LeRoux… | Entertainment Weekly | Click Here
4/11/18 | Article:
Michael Mann Makes HarperCollins Book & Film Deal For Elaine Shannon Expose On Criminal Mastermind Paul Le Roux…
| Deadline Hollywood | Click Here


More On Elaine Shannon