One Step to Danger

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2007 - Fiction - 340 pages
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A simple fraud that leads to a meltdown in world financial markets. Ruinous for many, it was the foundation of the multi billion dollar Rossi Empire. Charles Rossi and Jacqui Di Maglio front Charles' father, the financial brain. They brush with the mafia - both Jacqui's traditional Italian family and the more ominous, even more brutal Russians. As they manipulate markets, they bring the banks to their knees. Charles Rossi, an enigma with a mysterious new identity, is able to kill without qualms, defraud without hesitation, be in love with Jacqui and yet open to seduction. Jacqui Di Maglio, estranged from her family, loyal, gentle and loving. She is trained in martial arts and handy with a gun. She will shoot to kill, commit any crime but drugs and happily joins the biggest financial scam of all time. After all, she is the daughter of a mafia godfather... The Di Maglio family and their enemies in their world of drugs, prostitution and protection rackets form a vibrant background to the plot to create the world's greatest financial institution. Could it really happen? One day, may prove to be closer to the fiction of One Step to Danger than many would believe.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
37
Section 4
50
Section 5
67
Section 6
82
Section 7
96
Section 8
111
Section 13
185
Section 14
199
Section 15
213
Section 16
228
Section 17
242
Section 18
256
Section 19
270
Section 20
288

Section 9
124
Section 10
139
Section 11
154
Section 12
170
Section 21
305
Section 22
321
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About the author (2007)

A language degree led to the world of finance. A career in international banking culminated in the author running a global business for one of the world's largest banks. This took him to many of cities depicted in his books - London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and others.This first book of a planned trilogy was written during some of his estimated 40 air trips around the world since the start of the new millennium.Based in Wimbledon, London, John is now a freelance consultant and author. He is married to a British journalist and they have a student son.

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