xix, 629 pages ; 21 cm
9780767931250, 0767931254, 9780767903271, 0767903277
"Now a major motion picture from Warner Bros., starring Matt Damon"--Cover.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Broadway Books in 2000, and a previous paperback edition of this book was published by Broadway Books in 2001".--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-605) and index.
It was one of the FBI's biggest secrets: a senior executive with America's most politically powerful corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, had become a confidential government witness, secretly recording a vast criminal conspiracy spanning five continents. Mark Whitacre, the promising golden boy of ADM, had put his career and family at risk to wear a wire and deceive his friends and colleagues. Using Whitacre and a small team of agents to tap into the secrets at ADM, the FBI discovered the company's scheme to steal millions of dollars from its own customers. But as the FBI and federal prosecutors closed in on ADM, using stakeouts, wiretaps, and secret recordings of illegal meetings around the world, they suddenly found that everything was not all that it appeared ... --Publisher description.