The Big Fix

The Big Fix

Author Brett Forrest Duration: 6:40:33 Narrator Alexander Cendese Publisher Harper Collins USA Favourites Listen preview preview
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Synopsis

Game of Shadows meets Among the Thugs in this revelatory true-to-life crime thriller and expose involving greed, corruption, an Asian crime syndicate, and the fixing of international soccer matches at the highest levels of the game, including the UEFA Champions League and the World Cup.

In February 2013, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, made the shocking announcement that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup qualifying and exhibition matches, with a Chinese criminal syndicate pulling the strings. For the first time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us inside the underworld of one of organized crime's most profitable businesses—a $1 trillion annual international betting market, of which soccer comprises 70 percent.

Forrest uncovered a web of nefarious dealings across the world, even on U.S. soil. As he found, no match is safe—not even the World Cup tournament—and law enforcement officials lack the resources to stop it. But one man has taken this criminal enterprise on: Chris Eaton, former head of security for FIFA. Now with the International Center for Sports Security in Qatar, this rough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down some of the biggest fixers and their financial backers and continues his mission to clean up the world's most popular sport.

Filled with headline making revelations, The Big Fix is must reading for soccer fans and true crime aficionados.

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Chapters

  • 001 - The Big Fix

    Duration: 34s

  • 002 - Chapter 01

    Duration: 20min

  • 003 - Chapter 02

    Duration: 09min

  • 004 - Chapter 03

    Duration: 10min

  • 005 - Chapter 04

    Duration: 28min

  • 006 - Chapter 05

    Duration: 11min

  • 007 - Chapter 06

    Duration: 18min

  • 008 - Chapter 07

    Duration: 08min

  • 009 - Chapter 08

    Duration: 27min

  • 010 - Chapter 09

    Duration: 10min

  • 011 - Chapter 10

    Duration: 04min

  • 012 - Chapter 11

    Duration: 05min

  • 013 - Chapter 12

    Duration: 11min

  • 014 - Chapter 13

    Duration: 15min

  • 015 - Chapter 14

    Duration: 06min

  • 016 - Chapter 15

    Duration: 03min

  • 017 - Chapter 16

    Duration: 03min

  • 018 - Chapter 17

    Duration: 05min

  • 019 - Chapter 18

    Duration: 19min

  • 020 - Chapter 19

    Duration: 06min

  • 021 - Chapter 20

    Duration: 02min

  • 022 - Chapter 21

    Duration: 04min

  • 023 - Chapter 22

    Duration: 03min

  • 024 - Chapter 23

    Duration: 09min

  • 025 - Chapter 24

    Duration: 09min

  • 026 - Chapter 25

    Duration: 03min

  • 027 - Chapter 26

    Duration: 08min

  • 028 - Chapter 27

    Duration: 04min

  • 029 - Chapter 28

    Duration: 11min

  • 030 - Chapter 29

    Duration: 02min

  • 031 - Chapter 30

    Duration: 09min

  • 032 - Chapter 31

    Duration: 03min

  • 033 - Chapter 32

    Duration: 07min

  • 034 - Chapter 33

    Duration: 07min

  • 035 - Chapter 34

    Duration: 11min

  • 036 - Chapter 35

    Duration: 06min

  • 037 - Chapter 36

    Duration: 13min

  • 038 - Chapter 37

    Duration: 15min

  • 039 - Chapter 38

    Duration: 07min

  • 040 - Chapter 39

    Duration: 08min

  • 041 - Chapter 40

    Duration: 02min

  • 042 - Chapter 41

    Duration: 14min

  • 043 - Credits

    Duration: 49s

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