True Crime Review: Red Notice
Author: Bill Browder
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Summary: This was a gripping true crime story, but even the more finance-focused sections were engaging and easy to follow.
This book starts as a business memoir about Bill Browder’s career as a hedge fund manager in Russia. Later, when he takes on corrupt Russian officials, this reads more like a gripping true crime story. Browder is eventually forced to flee Russia and tries to persuade the people he worked with to do the same. Tragically, his young and idealistic lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, chose to stay and fight for justice. This gave Russian officials time to arrest him and they later had him killed in prison. Browder then spends the next half decade fighting to impose some consequences on Sergei’s killers.