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Freezing Order: A True Story of Russian Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putins Wrath Audiobook, by Bill Browder
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Author: Bill Browder Narrator: Adam Grupper Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: April 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781980087717

Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling author Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin’s number one enemy by exposing Putin’s campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way.

When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discover that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime.

As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of the top lawyers and politicians in America to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, it was Browder’s campaign to expose Putin’s corruption that prompted Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.

At once a financial caper, an international adventure, and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one of the most ruthless villains in the world—and win.

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Quotes

  • “If its subject matter weren’t so grave, the book could be said to have all the elements of a high-octane drama.”

    - The Times (London)
  • “Could not be more timely in illustrating why the support of Russia’s super-rich and their funds have become crucial to Putin’s powerbase.”

    - The Independent (London)
  • “An essential work by someone who understood long before the rest of the world did just how far corrupt Russian officials and businesspeople will go to…A cracking good read.”

    - Washington Post
  • “About the theft, extortion, intimidation, lies, and murder that are the Russian state’s daily levers of power…and not least, a stimulating essay on Vladimir Putin’s motivation that sheds light on his monstrous war in Ukraine.”

    - The Telegraph (London), 5 out of 5 stars
  • “A timely book combining mystifying financial shenanigans with a fast-paced crime saga.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Riveting…An eye-opening exposé of the lengths Putin’s cronies will go to hide their crimes and punish their accusers.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand the tactics of modern autocracy.”

    - Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005. Since 2009, when his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was murdered in prison after uncovering a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials, Browder has been leading a campaign to expose Russia’s endemic corruption and human rights abuses. Before founding Hermitage, Browder was vice president at Salomon Brothers. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Stanford Business School.

About the Narrator

Adam Grupper, award-winning narrator, has garnered honors from AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, iTunes, the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, and the Audio Publishers Association. He has been in eleven Broadway productions, including the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof. His film and television credits include The Rebound, Homeland, Master of None, Music and Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice, Elementary, and Allegiance.