Liam Vaughan is an award-winning investigative journalist and author with Bloomberg and Businessweek magazine.
Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2020
'The U.K.'s pre-eminent chronicler of financial crime' New Yorker
'This is not just a readable, pacey account of an extraordinary
individual ... but also a troubling expose of the fragility of our
entire financial system ... I loved it'
Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland
'The definitive account of one of the most mysterious events in
the recent history of financial markets ...Tells the irresistible
personal tale of the unlikely character-finance whiz, social
misfit, brazen cheater, folk hero, fraud victim-who finds himself
at the centre of a vast global scandal'
'A fascinating journey through the heart of the financial
markets and the battle between man and machine'
'An elegant and fast-paced narrative ... Through meticulous
reporting and a gripping story, Vaughan has filled in many of the
missing pieces. You won't be able to put it down.'
William D. Cohan
'A cautionary tale of the fragilities baked into the financial
system ... An engaging history lesson on the evolution of modern
trading ... And it is a pacy account that swings from humour to
horror of a vulnerable man who is out of his depth ...
'An extremely well-researched and clearly written book'
'Extraordinary ... vivid detail ... The real bandits are still
out there, cloaked in political cover and respectability yet
rigging the markets at scale'
Wall Street Journal
'So compelling ... He brings out the moral subtleties. It isn't
a simple story of good versus evil ... Tells the story
Daily Mail, Book of the Week
'A magnificently detailed yet pacy narrative. Think Trading
Places meets Wall Street ... Vaughan achieves something even more
remarkable. He makes you sympathise ... Meticulous reporting'