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City Of Thieves: The Controversial City Thriller Hardcover – 2 Jul 2009


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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847442943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847442949
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 655,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cyrus Moore is the writing name for a leading City analyst. After twenty years' experience in the City, Cyrus - a Cambridge graduate - left corporate banking to set up independently. In 2006 Bloomberg ranked him the No. 1 telecom analyst in the UK. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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An insider's view of insider trading...written with vigour and authority (Literary Review)

A brilliantly constructed, intelligent, thrilling ride (Irish Examiner)

A story many of us who have to make moral judgements in our daily lives can relate to (The Wharf) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A controversial page-turning thriller set in the days leading up to the credit crunch

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark 1 on 31 July 2009
Format: Hardcover
City of Thieves: The Controversial City Thriller
I have worked in the City of London and on Wall Street for many years and was duly impressed by how realistic the main characters were in this fast paced thriller. In fact this book has such a realistic feel to it I had to stop myself from believing that I had worked with, or for, some of the companies and protaganists.
Building on this base of strong characters the author has woven a complicated but compelling page-turner with a surprise ending. A great fun read..I can only wait for the film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By First Review on 16 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
If you have worked in the city this will be a great read for you. If you have not worked in the city it is a MUST read!

For a first book the characters have been carved and formed in a strong way but also allow you to add your own interpretation as to their being. The storyline is developed so well you feel you are amongst it.

I found myself rationing myself to a few chapters a visit. I hope the characters surface again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Natasha on 24 May 2013
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This was a great romping story and the city milieu/moral dilemma extremely true to life (as an ex-City girl I know these things!), highly recommended, even the tongue-in-cheek name changes of otherwise recognizable City institutions were lightly entertaining and didn't detract. Very much enjoyed it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Shababi on 4 July 2009
Format: Paperback
I had never heard of this author before but thought would try his book out. Finished it in 3 days. I am usually a Lee Child type of author fan and must admit this was not far off. Excellent. Once you get into it was hard to put it down. My wife who does not usually read is halfway through it. Cant wait for the next installment. Well Done Mr Cyrus
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Parker on 30 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Cyrus Moore's City of Thieves is a first rate financial thriller. Using his real life experience as the top telco analyst in London he has written a terrific page turner about how investment banks in the City of London really operate. I can't wait for his next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nightman on 26 July 2011
Format: Paperback
I've read a number of City thrillers and this is definitely one of the best. Provides an interesting byline into the workings of the City Analyst and keeps you guessing how it will all end and whether the bad guys can be taken down. Good plot and decent twists.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F Arnold on 14 Jun. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A very interesting read, a novellised version of events that might have taken place in an investment bank during the heady days of the early to mid - 2000s before the crash. Or maybe even after. Some well drawn, if somewhat cliche'd characters. exciting development of narrative for the most part and written in such a way that the layman (ie a non-financial person) would easily understand. For the most part I enjoyed it and read it very quickly (always a good sign) but I felt the ending was a bit hurried after what had preceded it. having said that I would look out for another book of this type by Cyrus Moore
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nestor on 14 Oct. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was looking in the bookshop of the airport while waiting for my flight and the title couaght my eye, as did the front cover (similar to 1 Canada Sauare, in Canary Wharf, London) and, after reading the synopsis, decided to buy the book. I couldn't put it down during my 15-hour flight and finished it after 3 days. I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish, being a fan of this type of book (Stephen Frey, Paul Kilduff, John McLaren's Black Cabs etc), so if you liked any of these authors' work, then you'll most probably like this as well! Can't wait to see what Cyrus Moore releases next!
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