A Conspiracy of Paper (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and an ex-boxer, is an outsider in eighteenth-century London, tracking down debtors and felons for aristocratic clients. The son of a wealthy stock trader, he lives estranged from his family—until he is asked to investigate his father’s sudden death. Thus Weaver descends... show more
Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and an ex-boxer, is an outsider in eighteenth-century London, tracking down debtors and felons for aristocratic clients. The son of a wealthy stock trader, he lives estranged from his family—until he is asked to investigate his father’s sudden death. Thus Weaver descends into the deceptive world of the English stock jobbers, gliding between coffee houses and gaming houses, drawing rooms and bordellos. The more Weaver uncovers, the darker the truth becomes, until he realizes that he is following too closely in his father’s footsteps—and they just might lead him to his own grave. An enthralling historical thriller, A Conspiracy of Paper will leave readers wondering just how much has changed in the stock market in the last three hundred years. . . .
Publish date: January 30th 2001
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, 18th Century
Series: Benjamin Weaver (#1)
Weekend thriller review! A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER by David Liss http://tinyurl.com/n4sjeqo Money! Passion! Fathers & sons! It's an excellent story, a wonderful personal tale of the high cost of unregulated capitalism.
This book was a pleasure to read from beginning to end. The author was a graduate student in the world in which this novel is set--the world of finance in 1719 London. Although, unlike him, I'm by no means an expert, the first person narrative had a great voice, a seemingly dead on period tone that ...
Well, I would have failed miserably (but gladly) if I had wished to start 2013 with a more drier read! This book held promise, especially at the start, but then it went on and on and on like the Energizer bunny walking in ultra slow motion without a slightest indication of stopping in any discernibl...
Synopsis:The book, a first-person narration, is set in 1719 in London, one year before the famous stock-market crash known in the English-speaking world as the South Sea Bubble. What happens when a big, bad corporation finds out that you know its dirty secrets and you intend to expose them? Well, it...
I absolutely love this book, and it instantly became one of my favorites. David Liss is such a skilled writer with excellent character development. There are several tense moments in this book, and once you pick it up, it's hard to put it down. Liss does a great deal of research before writing, an...