Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice



This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.

Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States — The Magnitsky Act — that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.

A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, "Red Notice" is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.

Product Details

Paperback, 416 Pages
Simon & Schuster

Table of Contents:

Persona non grata

How do you rebel against a family of communists?

Chip and Winthrop

"We can get you a woman to keep you warm at night"

The bouncing Czech

The Murmansk trawler fleet

La Leopolda


Sleeping on the floor in Davos

Preferred shares


The magic fish

Lawyers, guns, and money

Leaving Villa d'Este

And we all fall down

Tuesdays with Morrie

Stealing analysis

Fifty percent

A threat to national security

Vogue Cafè

The G8

The raids

Department K

"But Russian stories never have happy endings"

High-pitched jamming equipment

The riddle



The ninth commandment

November 16, 2009

The Katyn Principle

Kyle Parker's war

Russell 241

Russian untouchables

The Swiss accounts

The tax princess

Sausage making

The Malkin delegation ; Justice for Sergei

Humiliator, humiliatee

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