By Ben Mezrich
From the writer who introduced you the large New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, this is often the startling rags-to-riches tale of an Italian-American child from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his means into the wild, frenetic international of the oil alternate.
After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard enterprise university, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc trade, the asylumlike oil alternate situated in decrease new york. a spot the place billions of greenbacks alternate arms per week, the Merc is sort of a on line casino on crack, the place former garbagemen turn into millionaires in a single day and the place fistfights escape at the buying and selling ground.
This usual child has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined lodge palaces of Dubai. He retains corporation at the decks of non-public yachts in Monte Carlo—teeming with half-naked women flown in through Saudi sheiks—and makes bargains within the harmful again alleys of Beijing. however the Merc is simply a beginning. Taken less than the wing of one other younger gun and partnering with a mysterious younger Muslim, the child embarks on a perilous experience to revolutionize the oil buying and selling industry—and, in addition to it, the area. Rigged is the categorical, particular, real tale in the back of the headlines that dominate the realm degree.
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24 BEN MEZRICH He took a heavy breath, then handed the leather portfolio to Khaled. ” Khaled unzipped the portfolio and glanced inside. It was a letter of acceptance, an appointment to a position the sheik had obviously arranged for him. Khaled looked up from the portfolio, eyebrows raised—then nodded. If this was how his uncle felt he could best repay his debt, then he knew where he was headed next. He embraced the sheik again. Then he headed out of the parlor. The sun hit him full in the face as he rose back onto the deck.
A place where traders come to trade,” he responded, as simply as possible. ” Reston sighed, taking a long swig from his beer. ” David felt a bit of heat rising into his cheeks, but quickly pushed his emotions away. For the moment, he was here to learn; he’d have a chance to prove himself as time progressed. Still, a little attitude never hurt anyone. “Pretty much. ” Reston looked at him, then grinned. “Okay, the basics it is. Yes, you’re right, exchanges are, as the name suggests, meeting places for people to trade goods for 52 BEN MEZRICH other goods.
David could picture the smoke coming out of his boss’s ears— two calls forwarded over to David in a matter of minutes. He probably thought David was running some sort of phone sex line out of the library. But David didn’t care about his boss at the moment, because if Harriet was calling him back it had to be good news. “I’m here. ” “Morton’s, in two hours. The table is under his name. ” With that, she hung up. David slapped the phone down, blood rushing to his ears. Then he looked at his watch.