Black money is by Michael Thomas and looks at global money laundering from the 1990’s around the world and how it work’s. It is rumored that this ex Lehman brothers employee has used his knowledge of the markets to uncover the dark forces operating around the world in this book.
Once you start reading this book it is very hard to put down layered with intricacies that only someone in the financial world would recognize it builds up its characters in minutiae detail that you would often forget they are fictional. One of the greatest gems in the book world out there.
Great book hard to put down
A low-level government investigator looking at the books of a failed Northern California bank stumbles upon an account that has no explanation. It is a tiny thread that will ultimately unravel a criminal tapestry of unbelievable audacity, complexity, and scope, a conspiracy ranging from the cocaine fields of the Andes to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
Few other novelists today know as much about the intersection of big money and global crime as Michael M. Thomasand none can match his storytelling power. Charged with action, surprise, and inside knowledge, Black Money gathers an unlikely team of heroes, led by Lee Boynton, a wealthy heiress turned journalist, and Thurlow Coole, a Wall Street wizard turned computer-fraud expert. They find themselves challenging a criminal alliance that, in a diabolically clever scheme, is laundering billions of drug dollars through a skein of businesses ranging from Wall Street firms to fast-food stores.
At a relentless pace, Black Money leads us into the inner coils of the vast global web, along whose filaments trillions of dollars move every day, and into the brain of JEDI, the top-secret government computer network the penetration of which lies at the heart of the plot.
This is a whole new kind of techno-thriller - one in which the weapon is more awesome than any missile.