A Conspiracy of Paper
Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels through the criminal underworld in pursuit of debtors and thieves. In A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER, Weaver must investigate a crime... show more
Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels through the criminal underworld in pursuit of debtors and thieves. In A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER, Weaver must investigate a crime of the most personal sort, involving the mysterious death of his estranged father, a notorious stockdealer. To find the answers, Weaver contends with a garrulous prostitute who knows too much about his past, estranged relatives who remind him of his alienation from the Jewish faith, and a group of powerful men in the world of finance who have disguised their business dealings with an intricate web of deception and violence. Relying on brains and brawn, Weaver uncovers the beginnings of a strange new economic order based on stock speculation - a way of life that poses great risk for investors, but real danger for Weaver and his family.
Publish date: 2001
Pages no: 442
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...
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