Excerpt: Prisons of the Amazon

CrimeReads has published an exclusive excerpt of The Third Bank of the River, diving into organized crime, private prisons and the rise of the Família do Norte in the Amazon. 

"Every Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of women and children in the capital crowd into northbound buses, lumbering along BR-174, that strip of patchy highway that runs 2,234 miles straight to Venezuela. It’s a long, hot ride, past the Pioneer factory, the Whirlpool factory, the SC Johnson factory, the luxury golf resort, the landfill where cell phone signals flutter and the rumble of logging trucks scatters the vultures picking through the refuse before it gets buried."

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