The Black Market Concierge: Sanction Busting, Smuggling & Spying for America, Barry H Oberholzer Jr

Barry Oberholzer’s secret life as a confidential informant, infiltrating international organized crime syndicates and sanction-busting activity hit headlines in 2012. Oberholzer reported an array of vital intelligence to the CIA and multiple intelligence agencies across the world. For years, he has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes as a confidential informant making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America’s greatest enemy at every turn. In The Black Market Concierge, he opens a window into his double life as an informant; informing on the role of key players including major corporations, crime syndicates, politicians and government officials in high-value international smuggling operations. After exposing corruption at the highest levels of government in South Africa, he is ready to give a no holds barred account of what it is like to live the life of a high-level, confidential informant. His memoir is a searingly honest account of a boy aviation enthusiast who cascaded into the world of international espionage and how it ultimately sent him in search of salvation in his devout Christian faith. It is a testimony that will move even the most cold-hearted.

The Black Market Concierge is a fascinating insight into a world which is hidden from the public eye; it makes for an entertaining, exciting, thrilling read that will captivate readers from beginning to end. The fact that this book is a piece of non-fiction astounds me, The Black Market Concierge may be non-fiction but on first look, one might think that it is a work of fiction because of how outlandish the story is. However, this book is a work of non-fiction which in my opinion, makes it even more enthralling! Fiction readers and non-fiction readers alike will be able to enjoy and be captivated by this wonderful piece of work because it is the kind of book that will satisfy and entertain all readers!

The Black Market Concierge is told by the author Barry Oberholzer; his incredible book tells the tale of his life, he takes his readers on a behind the scenes look at what it is like to work as a spy/confidential informant. When I read that this book takes the reader on this journey, I was immediately hooked because never before have I read or even heard of a book that takes the reader on a journey like this one. The world of espionage is hidden from the public eye, so a book like this is rare; what makes The Black Market Concierge even more special is that Oberholzer does not hold back, he takes his readers on a thrilling journey in which no stone is left unturned. He gives his readers an incredible amount of insight into this world and let me tell you now book lovers, it makes for a brilliant read!

Barry Oberholzer takes his readers on the journey of his life, from childhood to present day adulthood. The reader will first learn of Barry’s birth in Houston Texas, 1983 and his youth; he describes his upbringing in Cape Town, South Africa and how he grew up playing rugby as well as having a passion for aviation. His passion for aviation meant that he soon worked as a helicopter pilot which subsequently led him to sell planes in foreign countries. You may be thinking “but where is the espionage, Aimee?” Well, this is how it begins for Barry; because Barry has networked with a huge range of people and this has led to the US embassy in South Africa reaching out to him for information on one of Barry’s clients. This is where the fantastic book takes off and the premise of the whole story; it makes for a thrilling, entertaining read that should not be missed!

The Black Market Concierge can only be described as a gem. It is a gem because it is rare and one of a kind; for me, this book stands out amongst the non-fiction market because it is unique and packed full of fascinating information. I adored the fact that the reader is given a rare glimpse into the world of corruption and organized crime. This is a privilege to read about because so many people have been silenced for writing about such things so the fact that Oberholzer has written this book and made it available for the mass market makes me love this book even more!

Barry Oberholzer is an incredible writer whose words flow beautifully from one page to the next. His incredible piece of work is utterly gripping and is guaranteed to keep readers entertained for hours on end. His descriptive narrative and the thrilling moments which he describes are fascinating, they keep the reader engrossed and hooked. Never does The Black Market Concierge become boring, his incredible literature captivates the reader continuously; it is like Oberholzer has a spell on his readers and the only way to break this spell is to immerse yourself in his book.

To conclude my thoughts on The Black Market Concierge, I would say if you are looking for an incredible piece of fiction that will entertain you from beginning to end then this book is for you! The Black Market Concierge gets Five Stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Black Market Concierge; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

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