News: Outlaws Inc published in Finland this week


This week saw the publication of Salainen Lasti in Finland. The Finnish-language version of Outlaws Inc means ‘Secret Cargo’, and weighs in at 477 pages, including new material on the conviction in Manhattan of ‘Merchant of Death’ Viktor Bout, and a whole chapter drawn from the secret DEA tapes of his sting and arrest in Bangkok.


Translated by prizewinning Finnish poet and author Jyrki Kiiskinen, Salainen Lasti is the fourth foreign-language edition of the book, now published in more than 25 countries around the world.

Matt Potter meets Harry Potter. In Finland.

Finland has become the latest country to sign Outlaws Inc up on a foreign-rights publishing deal. I’m really proud to be working with the Tammi publishing house in Helsinki on the book; one of Finland’s grandest houses, it’s home to the books about my long-lost twin, Harry Potter. Oh, and John Le Carré and Don de Lillo. You know, I think they’ll be big, those two.