Disenchanted academic Nick Elliot knows that he may be selling his soul when he joins Ricardo Ross at City brokers Dekker Ward, but he needs the money. As Nick soon discovers you are either with The Marketmaker, or you have made an enemy for life.
While Nick is learning the ropes, strange things start to happen to Dekker Ward employees. One top trader is fired without warning. Another dies in a bungled robbery.
Nick can't hide his feelings for his attractive Brazilian colleague Isabel. Then she is kidnapped in Rio.
Nick decides go to Brazil to look for her, a country he doesn't know at all. But the Marketmaker knows it, knows it very well ...
The Marketmaker is one of Michael Ridpath's eight bestselling financial thrillers, which were published in over 30 languages.
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL RIDPATH'S FINANCIAL THRILLERS:
"Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart." - The Guardian
"It is the author's insight into the complexities of the business that gives his novel so much life. And he can write... Yes, he has a winner here." - The New York Times
"It'll send a shiver down bankers' spines." - Mirror
"The author makes you feel the intensity of the trading floor, the combination of number-crunching and gut instinct that leads people to take big risks, the thrill of playing a hunch and getting it right." - Los Angeles times Book Review
"For sheer entertainment, there's nothing in the mystery genre to beat a well-constructed thriller... ...the new book of Michael Ridpath provides a master-class in how it's done. I read it in one gulp." - The Observer
"As slick and compulsive a piece of storytelling as can be found in the best of blockbuster fiction." - Sunday Express.