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Nineteenth Street Nw: A Novel
     

Nineteenth Street Nw: A Novel

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by Rex Ghosh
 

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Freedom fighter Sophia Gemaye comes from an obscure, mineral-rich, third-world nation where the ruling elite plunders much of the country�s wealth. Western governments, greedy for the natural resources, turn a blind eye to the routine oppression, deaths, and disappearances.

To bring attention to the plight of her people, Sophia turns to economic terrorism,

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Freedom fighter Sophia Gemaye comes from an obscure, mineral-rich, third-world nation where the ruling elite plunders much of the country�s wealth. Western governments, greedy for the natural resources, turn a blind eye to the routine oppression, deaths, and disappearances.

To bring attention to the plight of her people, Sophia turns to economic terrorism, devising a plan to sabotage world currency markets. The goal: bring the mightiest corporations and economies to their knees. Her scheme will be neither cheap nor easy. Money she gets from some dubious backers, but she is also needs highly secret financial information�and some very special software to manipulate it. For these, she heads to the International Monetary and Financial Organization (IMFO) where she must woo Harry Hoffinger, whose cutting-edge computer model is crucial to Sophia�s plan.

Sophia�s penchant for confidential data�and for Harry�catches the eye of Celine O�Rourke, an embittered IMFO veteran, whose dogged pursuit of Sophia�s secret takes her from the riot-torn streets of Jakarta to the corridors of power in Washington DC and the hallowed halls of the Palais des Nations in Geneva. As the financial markets begin to crumble, and the lives of key finance ministers hang in the balance, both women will learn the price of love�and the cost of betrayal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608320646
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Rex Ghosh is an international economist. With an MSc in development economics from Oxford University, and an MA and PhD in economics from Harvard University, Ghosh has taught at Princeton and Georgetown universities. He is the author of several books and articles on international economics.

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Nineteenth Street Nw: A Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It renders an amusing (but not far fetched) description of "international finance types" in both their ingenuity and humanity, paired with terrorists' determined blindsightedness, and all taking place in the self-absorbed world of high finance. It's a page-turner not just for the insider, but anybody curious for a glimpse of how it works...and what can go wrong.
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This book brings together thrilling entertainment with a crash course in international finance. You will be be captivated by the story, never knowing what turns the events will take. An excellent read.