Red Notice - Bill Browder

Red Notice

By Bill Browder

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 744 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Red Storm

    5
    By Juliedancer
    I loved this book.
  • Red notice

    5
    By ocheallaigh
    This was a deeply moving account , very well written of a hugely tragic story of murder and cover up and deep injustice perpetrated by a Government and its officials, many of whom are still in office . I admire all those people for their honesty , bravery and courage to get this story out and achieve such remarkable success in telling the story and helping to do something to combat the lies , corruption and deceit of this rotten regime . Many I’m sure in Russia today live their lives in fear of this murderous dictator .
  • So So Good

    5
    By RedMuppins
    Best political read during this tumultuous times. So good. So good that I had to read it twice and I might just read it a third time.
  • Red Notice

    5
    By Maria D E
    Best book I’ve read in a long time. Bravo Mr. Browder for your courage.
  • Red Notice

    5
    By Wreck74
    Just like the Exorcist, I could not put it down.
  • Red Notice

    5
    By PJHilde7
    A brilliant person with as much courage as anyone I know. God bless him.
  • Red Notice

    5
    By SPBerko
    Very well written, reads like a novel but is a true story.
  • Couldn't put it down.

    5
    By 2fast4uuuuuuuuu
    Very good book. I'm not even a book person and I couldn't put this book down.
  • A must read : What a turn to Justice.

    5
    By Simbojr
    An autopsy of paramilitary state and corruption.
  • Red notice

    5
    By Bee britches
    A good book. Too painful to enjoy. J.R,Appleton Jr. MD