City of Thieves by Cyrus Moore
(Hardback released on 2 July 2009 by Little, Brown Book Group)
Nic Lamparelli works for a leading US investment bank in London. Starting at the bottom, he rises rapidly through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of his profession. Even at the top, he holds true to his principles while those around him abandon theirs. And that’s what makes him special. Soon he has it all: a beautiful girl, a high-flying career, an overpaid City job with a reputation as one of the bank’s star analysts.
Then one day he wakes up to find that things can go wrong – fast.
His closest childhood friend Jack, also a star in the City, uncovers a plot to implicate Nic in an insider trading ring. And that is just the start. Before long, everything Nic has built up starts to crumble to pieces: his relationship, his career, his reputation. But can he hold true to his principles in the face of everything? Or will he succumb to temptation like so many others …?
Reviews for ‘City of Thieves’ …
‘A brilliantly constructed, intelligent, thrilling ride’
‘An insider’s view of insider trading … written with vigour and authority.’
Literary Review Magazine
‘A story many of us who have to make moral judgements in ordinary lives can relate to.’
‘A thriller that puts the boot into bullies in the City’s financial world.’
INSEAD Business School