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on June 4, 2013
Katherine Austin Fitz, an economist, was one of the few lights that entered the Lions Den of HUD, and survived to tell about it. Although she didn't write this wonderful piece, she recommended this book to millions of listeners--and wow! Although it's a work of fiction, the concepts and plot in this book are so realistic that this ex-Lehman Brothers executive had to have the real goodies on the movement of actual, Black Money.

But be forewarned. Get everything important done before you sit down to read this; because, if you don't get every thing important accomplished before you've laid your eyes on the first page...

You've been warned.
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on April 30, 1997
This story has it all. The good guys all wear white and the bad guys are smeared in black. The reader is taken on a cleverly woven journey through the global financial system and the U.S. political system. Unfortunately, the financial plot becomes the story, and the characters all take a back seat to its development. As with so many other stories all of the drama unfolds in the final chapter alone. We never get to really identify with any of the main characters
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VINE VOICEon June 3, 2015
Black Money by Michael Thomas is a financial thriller from the 1990s that describes a money laundering operation both global in scope and astronomic in the amount of money involved. One of the malefactors occupies a high position in the federal government so the book can be thought of as also part political thriller; though that aspect of the plot gets little emphasis. There are a number of colorful villains from different parts of the world participating in the conspiracy. Most of them quite sinister.
The story itself is a convoluted one. This is as you would expect given the complex subject matter. As you might not expect, there's also plenty of highly descriptive prose about things nonfinancial, like the weather, architecture, scenic countrysides, etc.
A competently written novel that has its moments. Three stars.
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on May 3, 2014
This book is a good read - I lost a nights sleep over it. It will forever inform my perception of the criminal and espionage activity behind the scenes.
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on January 17, 2013
This book explains - in a very simple way - how black money is laundered in the USA and elsewhere. It really belongs to the financial section. It explains very clearly how so many small businesses survive in situations where most others succumb. The gross unfairness of the present system where only the criminals can survive.
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on September 17, 2015
Good thriller with interesting characters. The author obviously knows matters financial and conveys the subject well.
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on January 3, 2015
Everyone needs to read this book. Then read Stephen Zarlenga from the American Money Institute.
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on June 7, 2014
I was hoping to gain insight into the river of laundered money running thru the banking system. The author was more interested in fictional aspects of his characters than the intricacies of converting dirty money to clean assets.
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on September 18, 2011
This book is OK. I have read 222 pages so far, and the book is a OK story. For the price, this is a good buy. I paid $4.00 for this book.
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