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Nicholas Van Hoogstraten: Blood and Retribution

Nicholas Van Hoogstraten: Blood and Retribution [Kindle Edition]

Mike Walsh , Don Walker
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Nicholas van Hoogstraten is a super-rich business man whose ruthless exploits have kept his name in the headlines for 30 years. Most recently, he was found guilty of the manslaughter of business associate Mohammed Sabir Raja, who was stabbed five times and shot at point-blank range by hitmen sent by Hoogstraten. This was the culmination of a career of wreaking vengeance on anyone who dared get in his way. In building a vast fortune, he secretly linked up with one of the most frightening gangsters in Britain, with a vicious regime in Africa and, according to some, collusions with the Mafia. He employed thugs to bomb the home of a man who owed him money. He sent a gang to terrorise an old people's home. He was suspected of involvement in an arson attack which killed five party-goers. He threatened friends and rivals - even judges - with death. This book reveals the real Van Hoogstraten: his life, his women, his riches and what exactly has made one man so feared.


Nicholas van Hoogstraten is a millionaire businessman whose ruthless exploits mean that his name is rarely out of the headlines. Most recently, and most shockingly, he has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a business associate who was shot in the head at point blank range. With a string of wicked deeds behind him, the tycoon has been branded "an emissary of Beelzebub." This book reveals the truth behind this evil man. The authors have had many interviews and meetings with the man himself and here unearth the inside stories on his life, his women, his business dealings and what exactly made one man so utterly dangerous.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 522 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (17 Sep 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XGXRG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars born without a soul 18 May 2009
If ever there was a man born without a soul it is Hoogstraten. He is without doubt the most cold-hearted, dangerous and psychotic individual it has ever been my unfortunate circumstance to read about. I also am now utterly convinced that he is clearly a certifiable Psychopath. In mY experience of dealing with the criminally insane at Broadmoor I have encountered numerous individuals who exhibit broadly similar character traits as Hoogstraten (self agrandisement, believe you are "Above" everyone else, total disrespect for others, unable to differentiate right from wrong, total belief you are right and everyone else is wrong, no moral compass etc etc) I would love to interview him and to study him in depth and in detail. I believe him to be a true Psychopath and it is so rare to find one of these individuals, at large so to speak in society, that it would be a professional joy to meet him and to properly assess his mental state, which I believe to be extreme Psychopathic Psychosis.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I expected this biography to be entertaining, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Although it has a lightweight feel to it, it is packed full of anecdotes & stories that really give you an insight into a truly ruthless man who loves to be feared.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Undead 3 Mar 2012
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This biography is a page turner, there is a fascination with the lives of horrible people like Van Hoogstraten. I loved the story of a friend of the author who fled through a hedge when Hoog emerged from his car, clad head to toe in black. I am sure that there is another biography in waiting of this strange character, who now lives mainly in Zimbabwe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible read 11 Dec 2014
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What a brilliant over view of one of the most notorious landlords ever!
The fluidity of the writing encouraged me to just keep turning the pages .
That and the incredible teasers that were put before me to find out what happened next. I feel I know Nick so well through the descriptions and the incredible episode after episode of horror and excitement !
Will anybody make this into a film ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 30 May 2014
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very good read on this very complex man ,not sure I like him or not being a landlord my self,, I no how bad tenants are .this is the 2nd good book I have read on him,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blood and retribution 27 May 2014
By Homer-J
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A really good read even if it does stray in some areas and waffle on in others. Gives an insight into the mind of a truly nasty piece of work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Books of this type / content 5 May 2014
By Hans
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A book most people would read this book, and then forget it, unless the reader dilights books of this type of content.

A person I have no desire to meet or even only be seen with.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A right charmer this fella 7 Feb 2014
By M. Pink
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A very good read about an intriguing personality, cold and ruthless without much regard for fellow humans, Van Hoogstraten is not someone I'd want to do business with!
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