Freezing Order (Hardback)Bill Browder (author)
Once more recounting astounding true events with the pace and page-turning elan of a political thriller, the author of Red Notice details the extraordinary story of what happened when he attempted to expose Putin's role in Russian money laundering.
Following his explosive international bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin's number one enemy by exposing Putin's campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way.
When Bill Browder's young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life's mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discovered that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime.
As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of the top lawyers and politicians in America to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, it was Browder's campaign to expose Putin's corruption that prompted Russia's intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.
At once a financial caper, an international adventure and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one of the most ruthless villains in the world.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 25 mm
'I was hooked from the first paragraph. More explosive, compulsive and gasp-inducingly, spine-tingingly, mouth-dryingly, heart-poundingly thrilling than any fiction I have read for years, Freezing Order has a stunning plot - international conspiracy, malign and hidden rings of power and corruption, a dark threat to any hope of world order - but with this stunning twist: it is all true... Browder - with incredible courage, resilience and grace, and always at great risk to his personal safety and freedom - continues to chase after Putin and his henchmen... This is real heroism, and what a cracking good read it makes for.' - Stephen Fry
'Freezing Order is a gripping tale of assassinations, legal battles and billions in cash. It would be entertaining fiction, but as a true story it's a warning and a roadmap for fighting back against the waves of crime and corruption emanating from Putin's Russia and other dictatorships. Bill Browder has shown that one man with courage can make a difference, and that even the most powerful regimes have weak spots. It's an inspiring message we should all heed, and with urgency.' - Garry Kasparov
'Absolutely gripping. Bill Browder's new book on the Magnitsky affair follows the money all the way to the top of Russia's murderous kleptocracy. Freezing Order ought to be compulsory reading. Luckily it reads like a thriller.' - Tom Stoppard
'Mind-blowing. Bill Browder takes us down the rabbit hole of Kremlin lawfare where down is up and wrong is right, and powerful Russian interests are trying to upend our legal and political systems. This personal account of Browder's battle for justice is at times terrifying, at times deeply touching - and leads inexorably to a vast money-laundering scheme the Kremlin will seemingly stop at nothing to cover up.' - Catherine Belton
'Bill Browder's thrilling new book digs deeper into the kleptocratic world enabled and supported by the Russian state, for the benefit of the most powerful and well-connected crooks in Russia and beyond. This exploration of the dark heart of corruption asks the question of what one person can do in the face of such insidious corruption, and makes us ask what we can find in ourselves to stand up and resist those forces that would steal, decieve and murder for their own gain.' - Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat
'Browder's account of how he stood up to Putin in the face of danger, arrest warrants, and bullying is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand the tactics of modern autocracy.' - Anne Applebaum
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