The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers

The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers

by Scott Carney

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Overview

“An unforgettable nonfiction thriller, expertly reported….A tremendously revealing and twisted ride, where life and death are now mere cold cash commodities.”
—Michael Largo, author of Final Exits

Award-winning investigative journalist and contributing Wired editor Scott Carney leads readers on a breathtaking journey through the macabre underworld of the global body bazaar, where organs, bones, and even live people are bought and sold on The Red Market. As gripping as CSI and as eye-opening as Mary Roach’s Stiff, Carney’s The Red Market sheds a blazing new light on the disturbing, billion-dollar business of trading in human body parts, bodies, and child trafficking, raising issues and exposing corruptions almost too bizarre and shocking to imagine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061936463
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 546,237
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Scott Carney is an investigative journalist with a decade of experience living and researching in India. He is a contributing editor at Wired magazine. His reporting has also appeared on NPR, CBC, BBC, and National Geographic TV, and in Mother Jones, Fast Company, Discover, and Foreign Policy. He lives in Long Beach, California.

Table of Contents

Preface Dead End xi

Introduction Man Vs. Meat 1

1 Body Alchemy 21

2 The Bone Factory 39

3 Kidney Prosecting 61

4 Meet The Parents 91

5 Immaculate Conception 111

6 Cash On Delivery 135

7 Blood Money 153

8 Clinical Labor Of Guinea Pigs 175

9 Immortal Promises 197

10 Black Gold 221

Afterword Ode To Loretta Hardesty 231

Acknowledgments 239

Bibliography 243

Index 247

What People are Saying About This

Michael Largo

The Red Market is an unforgettable nonfiction thriller, expertly reported. Scott Carney takes us on a tremendously revealing and twisted ride, where life and death are now mere cold cash commodities.”

Chris Anderson

The Red Market is a thrilling adventure into the global body business, with keen insight into the economics that drive it. Scott Carney investigates both our insatiable need for replacement human parts and the uncanny and often disturbing ways we go about getting them.”

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