Freezing Order By Bill Browder
Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath By Bill Browder
Book/Novel Author: Bill Browder
Book/Novel Title: Freezing Order
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Following his explosive New York Times 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 discover 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—and win.
not as good as the first book but intriguing …. until, like many of the ‘hive mind’ and/or collectivist thinking & stuff came on; still, it’s an exciting story, yes, actually scary and entertaining at times…. made to be a future movie I am guessing?
A truly frightening book. The author was a hedge fund manager working Russia when like so many others, Putin wrenched his investments and funds away through illegal means. The author documents all this and more thefts by Putin and his allies in Russia. He also shows the trail of murders of those who defied Putin that followed. The author further documents the trail of Putin and crony assets all over the world. Browder further got to Putin through helping facilitate asset seizure legislation in most of the free world that threatens many Putin and oligarchs’ assets. Putin reacts with characteristic disinformation and bogus “crimes’ by Browder at every opportunity – going beyond harassment, character assignation and then physical threats. Browder does a reasonable dive into the links between Putin and Trump, which is further evidence of joint malfeasance. You come away with the realization that Russia is controlled by thieves on a massive scale. I gained sympathy for the those resisting Putin and the average Russian.
An excellent, fast paced book that gives one genuine insight into dealing with Putin and his oligarchs! Given the current political environment, this is a timely read.
I have never heard of this story and what an amazing ride. Browder has done so much to save our democracy. A well written well documented journey that was impossible put down. A wild ride.
Simply an amazing story amplified by the Ukraine invasion. Whatever we thought previously about kleptocracy, Putin has redefined it…
Here is just one excerpt that resonated with so much wisdom for me – from Chapter 32:”On the surface, it appeared that Trump was acting irrationally, but what I’ve learned over the years as an investor is that almost everyone behaves rationally. if someone does something that appears irrational, it just means you don’t have all the information”