"Rigged" tells an incredible rags-to-riches story of David Russo, an Italian-American upstart from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylum-like oil trading center located in lower Manhattan where billions of dollars trade hands every week, a place where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and fistfights break out on the trading floor. But the Merc is just the starting place of an adventure that leads David to private yachts in Monte Carlo, the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai, and dangerous deals in the back alleys of Beijing. "Rigged" tells the true story of one man's adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry - and along with it, the world.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 129 x 198 x 18mm | 254g
- 18 Oct 2008
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'A taut thriller ... fast, funny and mean' Bloomberg Praise for BREAKING VEGAS: 'A very enjoyable read that makes you feel like you're right there in Vegas playing along. Semyon's story is a fascinating, true-life adventure' Kevin Spacey 'Glamorous, exciting and true, it's a tale to send the Ocean's Eleven back to bussing tables for tips.' Arena Praise for BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: 'An extraordinary story... a book that will surely become a classic of its genre' Sunday Express
About Ben Mezrich
Ben Mezrich is the internationally best-selling author of Bringing Down the House:The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions; Busting Vegas; and The Ugly Americans. He lives in Boston.