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Book Description

5 Aug 2010

Nic Lamparelli works for a leading US investment bank in London. Starting at the bottom, he rises rapidly through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of his profession. Even at the top, he holds true to his principles while those around him abandon theirs. And that's what makes him special. Soon he has it all: a beautiful girlfriend, a high-flying career, an overpaid City job with a reputation as one of the bank's star analysts.

Then one day he wakes up to find that things can go wrong - fast.

His closest childhood friend Jack, also a star in the City, uncovers a plot to implicate Nic in an insider trading ring. And that is just the start. Before long, everything Nic has built up starts to crumble to pieces - his relationship, his career, his reputation. But can he hold true to his principles in the face of everything? Or will he succumb to temptation like so many others...

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; Reprint edition (5 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751542563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751542561
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 382,543 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)

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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
5.0 out of 5 stars A great City thriller 31 July 2009
By Mark 1
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Gripping 16 Aug 2010
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good debut - impressed 24 May 2013
By Natasha
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent City Thriller 26 July 2011
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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4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good. 17 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
i brought this without particularly high hopes and, to be honest, it was a slow starter. it did however engage my interest enough to keep with it and the last two-thirds of the book are pretty exciting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Financial Thriller 30 Jan 2011
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Lee Child jnr 4 July 2009
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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By Nestor
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicollo and Goliath... great plot which keeps you guessing and just...
Really enjoyable read with well thought out finish. Recommend strongly. Story that forgets legends and forgets about about too big to fail
Published 3 months ago by Ian Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars The only truth these days is in fiction
Well written, great characters and almost believable. For those who know and love the city life, this is a great read. Just fill in your own names.
Published 7 months ago by PimlicoWolf
4.0 out of 5 stars Rushed ending
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. Read more
Published 16 months ago by F Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good!
Good plot, with several interesting twists. I honestly enjoyed this book and City's culture is well captured. Worth the money. Highly recommended!
Published on 23 Dec 2010 by MB_London
5.0 out of 5 stars The inside track
I really enjoyed reading this book! I loved getting the inside track on the financial world, plus the drama and intrigue, glamour and humour. Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2010 by Frances S. Peck
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect!
A slow start, and I had to keep going, thinking this was just a by the numbers mass market thriller. Read more
Published on 11 Dec 2009 by freedomrulesok
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book
A book you cannot stop reading with an unexpected end! This book had a surprising ending and that's something very rare to find. I was gripped from start to finish!
Published on 7 Sep 2009 by Louis
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