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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

2014 . Politics, Business & Finance, Crime . Bill Browder

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Everyone

About the book

4.4/5.0

A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption. Bill Browder's journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing in the 1990s. It continued in Moscow, where Browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Union's collapse. But when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which he was investing, Vladimir Putin turned on him and, in 2005, had him expelled from Russia. In 2007, a group of law enforcement officers raided Browder's offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund's companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder's attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. Browder glimpsed the heart of darkness, and it transformed his life: he embarked on an unrelenting quest for justice in Sergei's name, exposing the towering cover-up that leads right up to Putin. A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world.

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Year:

2014

Language:

English

Publisher:

Simon Schuster

Pages:

380

ISBN:

147675571X (ISBN13: 9781476755717)

Reviews

Morten Tullin

2 months ago

9

Fantastic book that sheds light on the disturbing corruption and politics in Russia in an interesting and easily digestible way.

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Markus Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

10

Really enjoyed this! What a fascinating story! Given current events this gives a good perspective into how Russia operates.

Annie Spencer

1 year ago

10

This is so good! I listened to as an audio book. The story of a high flying investment banker based in Russia & the challenges he faced with the way the country works. He came from with similar backgrounds to us (MBA, worked at Bain and BCG) then moves into investment banking, specialising in Russian stock. The meat of the story is around his time operating in Russia, the challenges he faces and an insight into the culture. It then ends with his story about how Russia turned against him and the injustice him and his employees faced.

Morten V Schroeder

1 year ago

9

Fantastic and mind blowing book I found on Friendspire! Got through it in 2 days on audible 😁 Reveals some of the horrendous tactics employed by Russia to make its people comply to the regime. It became a tiny bit monotone in the end which is the only reason I didn’t give it a 10! Definitely worth a read!

Will Jackson

1 year ago

10

This story in incredible. A crazy intersection of finance, politics, and drama. Browder can be a bit egotistic at times, but generally the book is well written and fascinating!

Esben Poulsen

1 year ago

10

Fantastic book! A real page turner.

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Carter Bass

2 years ago

10

Easily one of the best books I have ever read. This has to be one of the craziest stories that intersects with the current US political climate.

Carl Johan Skovsen

11 months ago

7

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Tester Singh

1 year ago

10