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The Marketmaker [Kindle Edition]

Michael Ridpath
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ricardo Ross is The Marketmaker, the king of the Latin American bond markets. How far would you go to please the king?

Disenchanted academic Nick Elliot knows that he may be selling his soul when he joins Ricardo Ross at City brokers Dekker Ward, but he needs the money. As Nick soon discovers you are either with The Marketmaker, or you have made an enemy for life.

While Nick is learning the ropes, strange things start to happen to Dekker Ward employees. One top trader is fired without warning. Another dies in a bungled robbery.

Nick can’t hide his feelings for his attractive Brazilian colleague Isabel. Then she is kidnapped in Rio.

Nick decides go to Brazil to look for her, a country he doesn’t know at all. But the Marketmaker knows it, knows it very well …

The Marketmaker is one of Michael Ridpath’s eight bestselling financial thrillers, which were published in over 30 languages.

“Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart.” - The Guardian

“It is the author's insight into the complexities of the business that gives his novel so much life. And he can write... Yes, he has a winner here.” - The New York Times

“It’ll send a shiver down bankers’ spines.” - Mirror

“The author makes you feel the intensity of the trading floor, the combination of number-crunching and gut instinct that leads people to take big risks, the thrill of playing a hunch and getting it right.” - Los Angeles times Book Review

“For sheer entertainment, there's nothing in the mystery genre to beat a well-constructed thriller… …the new book of Michael Ridpath provides a master-class in how it's done. I read it in one gulp." - The Observer

“As slick and compulsive a piece of storytelling as can be found in the best of blockbuster fiction.” - Sunday Express.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 879 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,416 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I have written the following novels:
The Fire and Ice series of crime novels featuring the Icelandic detective Magnus Jonson;
Traitor's Gate, a spy novel set in Berlin in 1938;
Eight financial thrillers, all of which are available on Kindle.

Before becoming a writer I used to work as a bond trader in the City of London. I gave up my life in finance when my first thriller, Free To Trade, was published in 1995. I was brought up in North Yorkshire, but now live in North London. My website is at . Photo: Chris George.

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By Peter
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Quite a story and a page turner although I am not sure that the money market works that way. It was a good story well told but was it credible, of course not!!!
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True Ridpath, this story is full of intrigue and suspense. The banking system is at the heart of the story-line; how money is made, lost and the tragedies which result from these decisions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read 17 Sept. 2014
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Not my usual choice for a read but glad I did! Very engaging, enjoyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Aug. 2014
By michael
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Excellent read
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Market maker 26 Feb. 2014
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This was Michael Ridpath at his very best. His writing is so skilled and gripping that it is impossible to put his books down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The market trader 18 Dec. 2013
By ju
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Slow to start with then exploiting life. Housing put it down. You cannot wait for the next chapter go start.
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