I am delighted to announce that a book I wrote with Tuesday Reitano, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour will be published at the end of September by C. Hurst & Co. The UK release is slated for September 29, and you can pre-order it now either through the Hurst website or via Amazon.co.uk.
So far, we have received very positive reviews from three authoritative figures in the fields of migration and transnational organized crime:
“A graphic and highly readable account of the global human smuggling industry which dispels many of the myths surrounding this issue. Investigative journalism at its very best.”
— Jeff Crisp, Research Associate, Chatham House, and former Head of Policy Development and Evaluation, UNHCR
“Tinti and Reitano’s book brings to life the tragic dimensions of the current refugee crisis and the smugglers who are an indispensable element in the refugees’ mobility. Grounded in a deep knowledge of the economics, politics and corruption behind this business, the authors present an account that is both readable but contains profound insights.”
— Louise Shelley, Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, George Mason University
“Migration is one of today’s game-changers and this book, rich in detail and well documented, excels in reminding the reader that migration reflects a basic human aspiration — the desire for dignity and security, but more particular, that for a better life. If this sounds familiar, it should—and no law is to change this.”
— Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Details of the US release are still being ironed out, but it should be available stateside in the early Spring. I’ll certainly keep you posted, but in the meantime, feel free to pick up a copy at the links above.