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City of Thieves

3.20  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  9 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
407 pages
Published 2009 by Sphere
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Kate Glynn
In desperate need of a good editor. Too long by half, and they misogyny is hard to take.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting story lacked killer final punch for killer ending.Interesting insight into how rating agents work tomorrow.
Gavin Felgate
Oct 13, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Nov 14, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Diwita Mathivanan
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.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Entertaining story
Roger Short
Oct 19, 2014 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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