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True Detective—Lessons in Removing the Mask

Carole Switzer | March 25, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I spent seven hours in a marathon session watching HBO's new series, True Detective, in anticipation of the final installment. And, I must confess, this was the third time I viewed the episodes, trying to piece together more information that might let me see the true identity of the leader of a cult of masked men responsible for a raft of ritualistic killings.

And yet, I have to admit that I felt no closer to discovering the true identity of the “Yellow King,” the suspected leader of this evil group, than I suspect most of you are to identifying the true beneficial owners of many of the third parties with whom you do business around the world and who are similarly masking their identities as they engage in corrupt activity.

I know it seems like this analogy is a crazy stretch, but just as Detective Rustin Cohle has to lay out the details of his analysis to his partner to convince him that there is a criminal conspiracy behind the serial murders...

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