Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice Audiobook by Bill Browder is an intriguing story of a man’s fight for justice. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, Browder makes investment in Russian companies. These companies were very cheaply priced and the gap between price and the value was immense.
He later benefited greatly from his investments after the prices soared. The second part of the book provides the main objective of writing it. Browder tried to expose corruption in Russia and got deported to his country. He cleverly funneled most of his investments made in Russia and moved it to other countries. He hired an advocate-Sergei Magnitsky- to help him.
In 2008, Magnitsky finds out about tax evasions in Russia. He discovers that high ranked Russian officials had stolen tax worth $230 million. This did not go down well with the Russian authorities. Magnitsky was arrested and tortured in the prison to withdraw his testimony. Despite the atrocities he was subjected to, he did not withdraw his testimony. He condition worsened in the prison and he eventually died. Magnitsky’s death caused Browder to go on a crusade to seek justice. The Russians declared that Browder is the real criminal and they issued a red notice on his name on Interpol, demanding his extradition and arrest. The Interpol however, denied the request. Browder was highly instrumental in passing of The Magnitsky Act in 2012.
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice Audiobook by Bill Browder received positive reviews from the critics and the readers. The narrative is simple and brisk and keeps the readers engaged. The difficulties faced by a person in a foreign and hostile country are well depicted in the book.
The author has also craftily combined two different stories in his book and made the final plot coherent. The book has been written like a thriller and the battle between Browder and the Russian authorities is nicely captured. This is a recommended read and the readers will enjoy reading it.