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Freezing Order

Freezing Order

2022 . Biography & Autobiography, Political, Business & Economics, International, History . Bill Browder

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Following his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin’s number one enemy by exposing Putin’s campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way. When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discover that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime. As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of the top lawyers and politicians in America to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, it was Browder’s campaign to expose Putin’s corruption that prompted Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. At once a financial caper, an international adventure, and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one of the most ruthless villains in the world—and win.

Year:

2022

Language:

English

Publisher:

Simon and Schuster

Pages:

336

ISBN:

1982153288 (ISBN13: 9781982153281)

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Reviews

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

4 months ago

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I loved Red Notice so my expectations for this book were high, and honestly i thought it would never be able to live up to it. However this story is so amazing, I can’t believe what Bill has gone through. Red Notice was more of an action crime, where this one deals much more with the financial and political intricacies. HUGELY RECOMMEND!

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Annie Spencer image

5 months ago

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Holy shiiiit. What a follow up to Red Notice - a crazy story in itself. I had no idea that that story continued to the levels it did: that many assassinations, money laundering court battles, and involved in Russia influencing the US election. I’m fully aware this is one-side of the story, and Browder probably isn’t as squeaky clean… but man what a crazy read.

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5 months ago

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I absolutely loved this book! Finished it in 3 days! Make sure you read Red Notice before this one and you will not be disappointed. It’s just so crazy that this stuff actually happened. Bill Browder is one cool dude for sure

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7 months ago

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Financier and political activist Browder returns with a riveting follow-up to his bestseller Red Notice, which recounted how his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was “taken hostage by corrupt Russian officials and ultimately killed in jail” for exposing a $230 million tax fraud scheme. Through impressive financial sleuthing and with the help of a Barron’s reporter, a Russian whistleblower (who was later poisoned), an East European watchdog, and others, Browder—who managed a hedge fund in Russia worth $4.5 billion from 1996 until 2005, when Putin expelled him as a threat to national security—traces the dirty money trail from bank accounts in the Baltics and Cyprus to posh real estate in Manhattan. His goal is to persuade European and American political leaders and bank chiefs to freeze Russian assets and to adopt measures like the 2016 Magnitsky Act, but as his successes mount, so does Russian pushback. Browder documents threatening encounters with lawyers, mobsters, and intelligence agents; the Kremlin disinformation campaign that accused him of stealing the $230 million; and his hiring of bodyguards and wielding of social media to protect himself and his family. Though some of the financial and legal matters are hard to grasp, this is an eye-opening exposé of the lengths Putin’s cronies will go to hide their crimes and punish their accusers.

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7 months ago

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"Browder’s Freezing Order is not just a cracking good read — it is a reminder of the urgency of addressing the global plague of money laundering."— The Washington Post.

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

4 months ago

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Just started this @AnnieSpencer @MortenSchroeder ! Loved Red Notice

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