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    Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.Published in 2018 by Hachette.isbn.9780316490672.
    The story of Jho Low's investment fraud,involving The Prime Minister of Malaysia,Goldman Sachs,and many other banks and shady polictical figures,as well as Hollywood stars.Proves that where greed is king,principals and decency go out the window.Take care as he may still have $260mil of assets in trusts in NZ.
    I throughly enjoyed a good read.Thank you ChCh City Library for acquiring this book.

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    In a House of Lies,by Ian Rankin,published in 2018 by Orion,isbn.9781409176886.
    Great having the team back including "retired" John Rebus.I do n't know whether it is because I have not read Ian Rankin for some time,but surely this must be about his best.Lies,lies, infact everbody is telling lies,but in the end Rebus by being the master liar, funds the truth.! Another good read.
    My rating.another 10 out of 10....[Loved it so much I thought of giving it a 12 out of 10].

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    Percy, you read any Alan Furst.

    Mainly spy novels but well written, fast paced and easy to read

    Last one I read was Spies of the Balkans, one of Night Soldiers series
    “In a roaring bull market, knowledge is superfluous and experience is a handicap.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Percy, you read any Alan Furst.

    Mainly spy novels but well written, fast paced and easy to read

    Last one I read was Spies of the Balkans, one of Night Soldiers series
    Alan Furst is one of my favourite authors.
    Charles Cumming also writes similar good spies books.
    Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther stories are a must read.Try to read them in order.Starts before the 2nd WW.Bernie is a Berlin detective.Historical novels.
    Stuart McBride is the poor man's Ian Rankin.Great gritty stories,with plenty of black humour.
    Martin O'Brien writes good French detective stories based in the South of France.
    Martin Walker also writes French detective stories.A bit light weight,however I enjoyed them.
    Other authors I have enjoyed are ;William Ryan,David Mark,Michael Russell,Benjamin Black,Lars Kepler, Peter May,Peter Robinson,and Jo Nesbo,although I gave up on his latest, MacBeth, as I found it too depressing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    Alan Furst is one of my favourite authors.
    Charles Cumming also writes similar good spies books.
    Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther stories are a must read.Try to read them in order.Starts before the 2nd WW.Bernie is a Berlin detective.Historical novels.
    Stuart McBride is the poor man's Ian Rankin.Great gritty stories,with plenty of black humour.
    Martin O'Brien writes good French detective stories based in the South of France.
    Martin Walker also writes French detective stories.A bit light weight,however I enjoyed them.
    Other authors I have enjoyed are ;William Ryan,David Mark,Michael Russell,Benjamin Black,Lars Kepler, Peter May,Peter Robinson,and Jo Nesbo,although I gave up on his latest, MacBeth, as I found it too depressing..
    Might try out Stuart McBride .....sounds interesting
    “In a roaring bull market, knowledge is superfluous and experience is a handicap.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Might try out Stuart McBride .....sounds interesting
    Try to read them in order.
    Cold Granite,Dying Light,Broken Skin,Flesh House,Blind Eye,Dark Blood,Shatter the Bones,Close to the Bone,Missing and the Dead,In the Cold Dark Ground,and the Blood Road.
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    currently reading aloud (to my Mum) Kane and Abel by Jefferey Archer. Its a story of two boys with nothing in common except being born on the same day in 1906, and how their live eventually entwine as they climb to their fortunes.

    We've just got past the 1929 crash bit (gulp)


    • Kane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer.
    • It reached No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list.
    • Kane & Abel is among the top 100 list of best-selling books in the world
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    For clarity, nothing I say is advice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.Published in 2018 by Hachette.isbn.9780316490672.
    The story of Jho Low's investment fraud,involving The Prime Minister of Malaysia,Goldman Sachs,and many other banks and shady polictical figures,as well as Hollywood stars.Proves that where greed is king,principals and decency go out the window.Take care as he may still have $260mil of assets in trusts in NZ.
    I throughly enjoyed a good read.Thank you ChCh City Library for acquiring this book.
    Will check this out thanks.

    Loved this books:

    https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Sec.../dp/152473165X

    "In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work."

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    Just remembered a jolly good read.Something a bit different but well worth reading.
    The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow.isbn.9780099509455.
    And two more excellent authors;Gerald Seymour and John Lawton's Inspector Troy series,again best read in order. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    Just remembered a jolly good read.Something a bit different but well worth reading.
    The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow.isbn.9780099509455.
    And two more excellent authors;Gerald Seymour and John Lawton's Inspector Troy series,again best read in order. .
    Olen Steinhauer, Bernard Minier and Dan Fesperman are also worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westerly View Post
    Olen Steinhauer, Bernard Minier and Dan Fesperman are also worth a look.

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    Thank you for introducing me to these authors.

    I really enjoyed The Circle by Bernard Minier,and Safe House by Dan Fesperman I could not put down.Have The Arms Maker of Berlin on order.
    Picked up The Middle Man by Olen Steinhauer this morning as well as Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo.[not sure if I have already read it.]

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    Found a Bernard Minier “Don’t Turn out the Lights” at the Tip Shop yesterday .....cost 50 cents

    Very busy was the Tip Shop with plenty if Xmas presents being bought
    “In a roaring bull market, knowledge is superfluous and experience is a handicap.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Found a Bernard Minier “Don’t Turn out the Lights” at the Tip Shop yesterday .....cost 50 cents

    Very busy was the Tip Shop with plenty if Xmas presents being bought
    “Don’t Turn out the Lights” was quite enjoyable

    Took it back to the Tip Shop for somebody else to enjoy

    While there bought a book on the history of lighthouses built on rocks around the UK.....”Seashaken Houses” for 50 cents. Really fascinating how they built some of them.
    “In a roaring bull market, knowledge is superfluous and experience is a handicap.”

    –Benjamin Graham”

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Found a Bernard Minier “Don’t Turn out the Lights” at the Tip Shop yesterday .....cost 50 cents

    Very busy was the Tip Shop with plenty if Xmas presents being bought
    Started reading it tonight.
    Given up at page 24..Will read Darkness, darkness by John Harvey.
    Then will have another go at it.
    "Darkness,darkness" was a good read.
    Could not get into "Don't Turn Out The Lights".
    Just finished "The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid" by Craig Russell.Enjoyed it, so will look for more of his books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westerly View Post
    Olen Steinhauer, Bernard Minier and Dan Fesperman are also worth a look.

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    Been reading them,and enjoying them.
    Just finished Dan Fesperman's "The Letter Writer" which was a great read.
    No.2 daughter lent me Mick Herron's "Slow Horses" which she loved.I found it hard reading,just did not seem to flow for me.
    "The Unknown KIMI Raikkonen" by Kari Hotakainen, would be the worst book on a Formula 1 champion I have read.

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