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Best of Nancy's Bookshelf: Retired Chico State dean Stephen King’s thriller raises questions about law enforcement’s ability to deal with cryptocurrency crimes

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Chico resident and author Stephen W. King was once a university dean. During his academic career, he published various college textbooks and research papers.

He transitioned to fiction. His book, "Follow the Crypto" grew out of Stephen’s interest in the evolving cryptocurrency phenomenon.

In his latest, after an earthquake rocks Bellingham, Washington, a building partially collapses, and emergency personnel find what appears to be a money-laundering and illegal drug operation.

Secret Service Special Agent Luke and DEA Special Agent Sara uncover a major drug-trafficking operation spanning the West Coast. The entire criminal enterprise is fueled with elaborate cryptocurrency transactions.

Episode #654

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.