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City of Thieves: The Controversial City Thriller

3.1  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Niccolo Lamparelli travaille, à Londres, pour une grande banque d’affaires américaine. Partant du bas de l’échelle, il grimpe rapidement tous les échelons pour atteindre le sommet dans sa profession. Malgré sa réussite, il veut rester fidèle à ses principes, tandis qu’ils voient tous ses collègues abandonner les leurs. Et c’est cette exigence qui le distingue des autres. B ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published July 2nd 2009 by Sphere (first published May 11th 1)
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Rogers
Nov 14, 2016 Rogers rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It showed that the author had good understanding of the financial world, (especially investment industry) was an interesting read. Started the book with well-balanced between thriller and sequence of events but the wrap up was not properly managed.
His understanding around the subject was excellent, talking about how the investment bankers think and the industry norms, the way an investment banker portray his/herself. However the way he handled the investigation around the story was lacking the
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Mango
Jan 14, 2011 Mango rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mango by: friends
A fun, enlightening, fast read: commercial fiction perfectly suited to our times: set against the backdrop of the credit crisis, with investment bankers as the villains.

Author Moore, a real-life financial analyst, invites us for an inside view of the big brokerage houses -- with insider trading, price fixing, and testosterone-laden, greedy, and cutthroat men (yes mostly men) who inhabit that world.

Nic Lamparelli, a journalist hired to a telecom practice, soon rises through the ranks to become a
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Gavin Felgate
I was keen for a while to read a thriller set in the world of business, so took an interest in this title.

The book revolves around Niccolo Lamparelli, who joins a banking firm within London's Square Mile. As you might imagine, the book revolves heavily around characters being corrupt, and the bank's chief executive is shown to be a very shady and unpleasant character.

The book starts off with Niccolo impressing his bosses, but you can tell that behind the scenes some very dodgy characters are mon
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Skye
Sep 10, 2012 Skye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, lighthearted read. Lovable characters, rootable main leads and hatable villains and dumb wives. Don't know much about the stock market world but it was fun having a peep! Some parts were underdeveloped though: *spoiler alert*
niccolo could should have shown more grief. Also Doctor Picton could have been sassier to match his mysterious, dangerous entrance at the start of the book. Overall I enjoyed the book though some parts could be elaborated on (ie. Lucy turned out to be kind of a superflu
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Diwita
Dec 20, 2013 Diwita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A book about honour, friendship and sacrifice. Though the themes are strong, I found the writing too pale in comparison. The abrupt change in the scenarios keeps the reader alert but too much of it caused frustration at certain points. One needs a basic understanding of the stock market to follow certain portions. Some characters remained superfluous. The sass and emotions that were present in the beginning were not sustained throughout.

Personally, I would call it an average read.
Balakrishnan
Nov 14, 2013 Balakrishnan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A hard look at the sell side research. Really enjoyed this book. Every serious investor should read this. Having worked on the sell side, I can vouch that every scenario in the book is realistic and shows how honesty and sell side equity research are two opposite side.
Roger Short
Oct 19, 2014 Roger Short rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story, fast read and very much a story of our times. Greed and decent in the financial sector. Recommend for good light reading!!
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