Czar Rising is Geoffrey Sambrook's second novel, this time centred on the shady dealings of the aluminium trade in Russia. A couple of Russian toughs set out to find a willing partner to sell their product to the west making billions of dollars along the way. As their wealth builds, greed takes over and it all starts to go horribly wrong for everyone. Mr Sambrook's attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the metal trade makes for an enthralling plot with plenty of intrigue, right up to the last page. Insightful creation of colourful characters and exacting choice of locations all help to make Czar Rising a gripping read. The detailed working of an aluminimum plant and the intricate operation of the international metal markets are cleverly described in a non-technical way without detracting from the plot. Well written and realistic, you could imagine it happening today. A great book for all tastes, not just commodity and metal traders.