choice for November 2019.
I really enjoyed the book, though I found myself with little sympathy for Bill Browder who was so fixated by the idea to become insanely rich by taking advantage of the financial weaknesses he found in Russia. He showed unabashed greed and lack of self-reflection and was little better than the corrupt oligarchs. The book was fast-paced, detailed and an enthralling tale of a thrilling challenge to the monolithic power of the Russian authorities after Yeltsin's presidency. Sergei Magnitsky was definitely the hero and provided an opportunity for the greedy Browder to redeem himself in his efforts to free Magnitsky and later to eternalize his memory in a piece of human rights legislation.