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

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Browder’s media skills are also in evidence in the blurbs for “Red Notice,’’ as he manages to assemble an impressively eclectic, all-star cohort including Senator John McCain, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov...One small, but obvious note of tone deafness. Underneath the drama of his career is a rarefied private life.
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New York Times bestseller

THE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUSSIANS WANTED TO MEET WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN

“Part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.” —The New York Times

“[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books” (Fortune).

This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.

Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States—The Magnitsky Act—that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.

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, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.
 

About Bill Browder

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Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005. Since 2009, when his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was murdered in prison after uncovering a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials, Browder has been leading a campaign to expose Russia’s endemic corruption and human rights abuses. Before founding Hermitage, Browder was vice president at Salomon Brothers. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
 
Published February 3, 2015 by Simon & Schuster. 417 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Peter Lattman on Mar 18 2015

Though he has dedicated his life’s work and this compelling book to his deceased lawyer, make no mistake: Bill Browder is the hero of his own story.

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Reviewed by SONIA PURNELL on Jan 31 2015

An obsessively-driven twice-married money-making machine, Browder is not necessarily all that likeable. But he reminds us that heroism sometimes lies in unlikely places. Browder deserves our respect, and most of all, our protection through reading this book.

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The Economist

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on Jan 29 2015

“Red Notice” is a sizzling account of Mr Browder’s rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic financier to renowned human-rights activist.

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Reviewed by James Zug on Jan 31 2015

Browder’s media skills are also in evidence in the blurbs for “Red Notice,’’ as he manages to assemble an impressively eclectic, all-star cohort including Senator John McCain, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov...One small, but obvious note of tone deafness. Underneath the drama of his career is a rarefied private life.

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on Jan 30 2015

It’s a gripping read - tightly written with no narrative slack points. The account of how Magnitsky discovered Russian officials had stolen Browder’s companies to commit the aforementioned fraud rattles along like a detective thriller.

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