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The Minerva System
Tom Mansell, City trader turned IT developer, has created Minerva, a world-leading electronic trading system. Its success attracts the wrong kind of attention and Mansell finds himself caught up in a battle for ownership, pitting an American Investment Bank against the sovereign wealth authority of the republic of Nashyastan, owner of the world's largest non-OPEC oil reser ...more
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published June 27th 2013 by Mauve Square Publishing
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Aug 01, 2016 Eddie rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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Pretty good. The writing was good, the story moved well, there were a few places where the story jumped and lost me for a second, but all in all well written and enjoyable. A kind of spy/stock broker on the run thriller, maybe like a Grisham but no lawyers involved. The story left waiting for a sequel which I don't believe has been written yet. Disappointing since it was good enough I may have read the sequel as well.
Simon grew up in Sussex. After graduating from Southampton University with a degree in economics, he spent sixteen years in the Royal Air Force and was the first RAF pilot to fly the Mirage 2000 on operations over Iraq while on exchange with the French Air Force. Leaving the Service with the rank of Squadron Leader, he worked in the City of London as a derivatives broker and in various technology ...more