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Greed: The page-turning thriller that warned of financial melt-down Kindle Edition
CORRUPT BIG BUSINESS, ECONOMY IN MELTDOWN, THE THRILLER THAT WARNED US ALL
'Marc Elsberg is nothing if not prescient' GUARDIAN
It’s the near future: the world economy is in freefall. Mass unemployment and hunger rage as banks, corporations and countries go bankrupt. But one group are doing just fine: the super-rich.
Nobel prize-winning economist Herbert Thompson drives to an emergency summit in Berlin, to deliver his ground-breaking solution to the world’s elite: a formula that will reverse the downturn, transform the economy, and give everyone a share of the wealth.
Thompson never arrives. He is killed in a car crash on the way.
Jan, a keen cyclist out late, sees the incident. Convinced Thompson has been murdered, he vows to find out why.
But there are powerful forces at work, who will stop at nothing to keep Jan silent.
How far will they go to satisfy their greed? And who can stop them?
A spine-chillingly realistic thriller on the horrors of freewheeling capitalism and the threat of human greed.
By the global bestselling author of Blackout and Code Zero
PRAISE FOR MARC ELSBERG
‘Fast, tense, thrilling, timely. This will happen one day’ LEE CHILD
‘Dazzling’ Times Book of the Month
'Both gripping and visionary' rbb Kulturradio
'Elsberg succeeds in combining complex storylines into one breathtaking tale of suspense' BILD
'Part Dan Brown-style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut will get people talking' BOOKLIST US
- ASIN : B07ZHXJFC9
- Publisher : Transworld Digital (July 23, 2020)
- Publication date : July 23, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 9469 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 448 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1784163473
- Best Sellers Rank: #316,267 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What follows though is a series of chases and lucky escapes as bits of the theories are explained via farmers' fables. There are many unrealistic ingredients, including coverage of the way a global conference is run, the haphazard police efforts and the presence of many all-powerful mystery players. At the end, of the assassins and other culprits, we hear no more.
There are virtually no characterisations, so the reader feels a bit empty and/or unaligned, despite a general hope that the good guys prevail.
Eventually, the core economic message is announced at the conference and the book just stops. So there you have it: neither an overly engaging thriller, nor a world-changing economic model to adopt.
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The question left unanswered, how many times can we provide proof over and over again, before people finally start to accept, that capitalism doesn't work for the vast majority of people? There is nothing new to this fact and it is just embarrassing, that the main reply always is, that there is no other system, so why not inventing one? Good examples are around a lot, money is around to be invested in rubbish ideas, why not using some resources for something useful for once?