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Red Notice by Bill Browder
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I've heard for years that while Russia may appear to be a fertile place for investing, the challenge is getting any money OUT of the country. Now that I've read "Red Notice" I know why.

The book lives up to the hype. It begins with a fascinating twist--the son of a Communist party U.S. presidential nominee dedicates himself to making a difference (and a fortune) in Russia through capitalism.

The convincing conclusion--that Russia is systemically corrupt and run largely by gangsters and thugs--is no spoiler. But in the midst of the misery, a redemptive plot line emerges.

As billed, it reads like a spy novel, but the only thing keeping my ranking from five stars is that while Browder is a great story teller, he's just not a *great* writer.

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December 28, 2017 – Shelved

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