Red Notice

Red Notice

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

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2015]
ISBN: 9781476755755
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Sep 04, 2017

After getting from the library, I read the liner notes, and it's about a guy who got really rich while "doing business" in Russia. Ah yes, I know all about American Businessmen in Russia.

I skipped towards the end and read one paragraph and in it he's giving a lecture, and instead of writing "...after I finished the lecture, I ...", he wrote "...and after the applause, I...." Ugh. Easy decision to NOT spend 350 pages with this guy.

Aug 26, 2017

A story both amazing and horrifying. An inside look into how the world turns on finance and how who you know determines what can be done. Politics and power are one and the same, it seems, and the story shows how even a man as principled as Obama can be swayed by international interests to do the wrong thing. Even so, the United States is not the Soviet Union. So in the end the views of the majority can win out. But it is a struggle. Everyone should read this true story. Nearly everyone will cry.

May 24, 2017

Now I know how there came to be billionaires in Russia today. No it wasn't through sheer hard work. These people, mostly in government either as politicians or as government workers, systematically connived, cheated, lied, and stole their way to riches. Bill Browder built a very successful business in Russia by dealing in companies that had been totally undervalued when Yeltsen began privatizing so many government enterprizes. Then he found his business 'stolen' completely without his knowledge. Thus began the tale he relates in this book. The language is clear with easily understood explanations of who the players were (and are still) and the many machinations, intimidations, tortures that were perpetrated. It was interesting to see that our own Khrystia Freeland, at the time a journalist for the Financial Times, reported on the case for the free world. Yes, there are good Russians, like Sergei Magnitsky who died from torture for his beliefs, but for every one trying to fight for a better country, there are scores who look for only power and wealth. This whole thing left a very nasty taste in my mouth.

May 07, 2017

Good Book that is easy to read and follow, even when you are not familiar with this moment in history. A very timely book given the politics of Russian and the USA in 2017.

Mar 20, 2017

Great book to read if you want to get a sense of the widespread corruption that exists in Russia today. Essentially the goverment is lead by a criminal organization. THis books is as good as any thriller. HIghly recommended.

Feb 01, 2017

Excellent read that pulled me in from the first page. Thrilling and captivating and hard to believe that this a real life story.

Dec 27, 2016


Oct 16, 2016

One of the best books I have read in some time. And definitely a timely insight into how Russia works.....

AL_TATYANA Aug 18, 2016

You should read it and learn how a brave American financier exposed the Kremlin corruption! Spellbinding and heartbreaking!

Jul 04, 2016

A very engaging book from start to finish. We witness the author's transformation from making money while throwing caution out the window to becoming a lobbyist for human rights as the facts of the Magnitsky situation develop. In many ways this book demonstrates what is wrong with the world today: as the Russians privatize multiple industries, the risk capitalists circle like vultures & don't know when enough is enough, then they are outraged when they can't just skim or bank the profits like they do everywhere else. I'm surprised more people didn't wind up dead.

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