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THE HISTORICAL THRILLER OF THE YEAR

Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels through the criminal underworld in pursuit of debtors and thieves.

In A Conspiracy of Paper, Weaver investigates a crime of the most personal sort: the mysterious death of his estranged father, a notorious stockjobber. To find the answers, Weaver must contend with a desperate prostitute who knows too much about his past, relatives who remind him of his alienation from the Jewish faith, and a cabal of powerful men in the world of British finance who have hidden their business dealings behind an intricate web of deception and violence. Relying on brains and brawn, Weaver uncovers the beginnings of a strange new economic order based on stock speculation--a way of life that poses great risk for investors but real danger for Weaver and his family.

In the tradition of The Alienist and written with scholarly attention to period detail, A Conspiracy of Paper is one of the wittiest and most suspenseful historical novels in recent memory, as well as a perceptive and beguiling depiction of the origin of today's financial markets. In Benjamin Weaver, author David Liss has created an irresistibly appealing protagonist, one who parlays his knowledge of the emerging stock market into a new kind of detective work.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2000
February 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

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Thoughts abt Book

Read this book 10 yrs. ago right after H.S. Great book glad to see it made it on iBooks gonna buy it SOON. Great Read

Chigger4400 ,

Good but not great.

I don't regret reading this book, and some of the characters are memorable, but it seems cluttered with just as many unmemorable players. I found myself having to go back and remind myself over and over who all these people were, and who belonged where. I am an avid reader, so it's not that I can't keep up with complex plotlines, but this was just a mediocre story in my opinion. I like David Liss, and "whiskey rebels" was very good, but this one was a bit boring.

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