Dollar Down

Dollar Down

by Sam Waite

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Dollar Down by Sam Waite

Mick Sanchez arrives in Paris to find his client, a global management consultant, has gone missing. A director in the firm hires Sanchez to find the missing client. To his surprise, the director, a beautiful woman, takes more than a professional interest in him. When both she and his client are murdered, he becomes determined to discover why. HIs investigation leads him to discover a complex conspiracy to destabilize the world's oil market, undermine the dollar and ultimately alter the balance of power among nations. Before long Sanchez finds himself the target of people he had trusted, in a gambit of seduction and betrayal.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151217989
Publisher: Uncial Press
Publication date: 10/16/2015
Series: Mick Sanchez, P.I. , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 504 KB

About the Author

Sam Waite worked more than twenty-five years in Japan, including stocks editor at Bloomberg and communications specialist at McKinsey & Co. Before moving to Asia, he was editor in chief of a daily newspaper in Texas. As a Marine in the 1960’s, he served one year each in Vietnam and Japan, where he began studying Japanese language. He went on to study Mandarin at Taiwan Normal University. While he was there, Kissinger visited Beijing, in July, 1971. It was traumatic for Taiwanese who feared they had been abandoned. On August 9 of that year Sam arrived in Tokyo on his way home. It was the day Nixon announced the U.S. would no longer guarantee the sale of gold at thirty-five dollars an ounce. Banks shut down currency trading, because no one knew what a dollar was worth vis a vis gold. No bank would exchange his dollars for yen. He had a plane ticket to the U.S., but needed yen to buy a monorail ticket to the airport. With only minutes to spare to get the last run that would let him catch his plane, a train station employee gave him from his own pocket enough yen coins to buy a ticket. Thus began the end of the Bretton Woods accord that had fixed currency exchange rates since 1945 and the start of his fascination with the global foreign exchange market.

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