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Pyramid of Lies: The Prime Minister, the Banker and the Billion-Pound Scandal (Paperback)Duncan Mavin (author)
Rich in intrigue and breathtaking duplicity, Mavin's page-turning investigation into the fraudulent practices that led to the collapse of Greensill Capital - and ensnared a former Prime Minister - reads like the purest corporate thriller.
Pyramid of Lies charts the meteoric rise and spectacular downfall of Lex Greensill and his company. He had a simple idea that disrupted a trillion dollar industry and drew in Swiss bankers, global CEOs, and world leaders, including former British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
But a staid business model concealed dubious practices, as Greensill made increasingly risky loans to fraudulent companies using other people's money.
Financial journalist Duncan Mavin, who helped expose Greensill, tells the incredible story of how a former sugar-cane farmer became one of the world's richest men before falling back to earth. With a globe-circling narrative full of scandal and intrigue, Pyramid of Lies reveals how the grubby world of shadow banking really operates.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 24 mm
'Quite simply one of the best books of investigative journalism I have ever read. Duncan Mavin is a natural storyteller and a brilliant sleuth.' - Matthew d'Ancona, author of Post-Truth
'Leaves little doubt that much is indeed wrong in the excessively close relationship between some financiers and politicians . . . [who] stood to gain millions of pounds.' - Simon Clark, author of The Key Man
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