The Crash

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Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 14/09/2023
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Synopsis

As the world falls apart, a deadly conspiracy comes together. It's summer in the City: the economy is booming, profits are up and the stock market sits near record highs. But journalist Gil Peck is a lone voice worrying it can't last. Deep in the plumbing of the financial system, he has noticed strange things happening which could threaten the whole economy. But nobody wants to hear it: not the politicians taking credit for an end to boom and bust, not the bankers pocketing vast bonuses, not even Gil's bosses at the BBC, who think it's irrelevant. When Gil gets a tip-off that a small northern bank has run out of money, everything changes. His report sparks the first run on a UK bank in 140 years. The next day, Marilyn Krol, a director of the Bank of England dies in an apparent suicide. For Gil, it's personal. Marilyn was his lover: was his scoop connected to her suicide? Or is there something more sinister in her death? Gil is determined to find out. The more he investigates, the more he is drawn into the rotten heart of the financial system, where old school ties and secret Oxbridge societies lubricate vast and illegal conflicts of interest. The whole economy has been built on a house of cards, and Gil is threatening to bring it down. When simply reporting the facts can make or break fortunes, Gil has to ask himself: is he crossing the line between journalist and participant? Are his own conflicts of interest making him reckless? And in a world ruled by greed where nothing and no-one is too big to fail, what price will he pay for uncovering the truth?

  • Publisher: Zaffre
  • ISBN: 9781804183526
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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The Crash
Fiction or Fact? Decide for yourslef.
My thanks to Robert and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in advance of the publication date. This is a rollercoaster of a story. Early in the... READ MORE
LoraineG
The Crash
A good read
I really enjoyed The Whistleblower so I was keen to read The Crash and it didn’t disappoint. It was interesting to see how the book followed real events an... READ MORE
Judith Srivalsan
The Crash
Gripping!
Absolutely gripped by Robert Peston’s second novel with his journalist protagonist Gil Peck. Still seeking to avenge his sister’s murder, this time the set... READ MORE
Rachel Dixon
The Crash
Excellent insight cleverly wrapped in a murder mystery
This is an excellent insight into the 2007 financial crash, but, cleverly wrapped in a murder mystery and it really works. The main character, Gil Peck, i... READ MORE
Sharon Adair
The Crash
Absolutely brilliant
This book is brilliant, I enjoyed it even more than Robert Preston’s previous novel, The Whistleblower. Set just before the global banking crash of 2008, ... READ MORE
Avid reader
The Crash
A fascinating and intelligent page-turner.
I think we might all agree that Mr Peston is an intelligent, clever man who knows what he is talking about? If so, perhaps he would care to explain to his ... READ MORE
Jon Jonnson
The Crash
Peston's Gil Peck, banking on a crisis.
There was an old American TV series called Dragnet. It kicked off with, "The story you are about to see is real. Only the names have been changed to protec... READ MORE
the moving finger writes
The Crash
Highly recommended
It's a thriller but it's also a thought provoking book that tells about the financial crisis of the end of last decade. There's a mix of facts and fiction,... READ MORE
AMG
The Crash
Entertaining financial/political thriller
The follow up to The Whistleblower. As you might expect from the author both books are based on his understanding of the potential for political and busine... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
The Crash
Clever political thriller
The Crash is a clever, pacy, entertaining, well-written story which melds fact and (hopefully!) fiction, with the global financial crisis of the late 2000s... READ MORE
Tony McMullin
The Crash
The Crash
This is book 2 in the series - the first being The Whistleblower - so for maximum enjoyment, you might want to read that first. I would recommend you do as... READ MORE
Ashrae
The Crash
The Crash
This is book 2 in the series - the first being The Whistleblower - so for maximum enjoyment, you might want to read that first. I would recommend you do as... READ MORE
Ashrae
The Crash
difficult to engage with
I was looking forward to this new Robert Peston book after enjoying the political skulduggery of the last one. However, I'm not sure if I wasn't in the rig... READ MORE
jean
The Crash
difficult to engage with
I was looking forward to this new Robert Peston book after enjoying the political skulduggery of the last one. However, I'm not sure if I wasn't in the rig... READ MORE
jean
The Crash
The Crash
I enjoyed this second book by Robert Peston and love the way he writes. I must explain that I did not understand a lot of the parts when he talked about s... READ MORE
Monica Hanna
The Crash
excellent read
Following on from The Whistleblower which I thoroughly enjoyed I was eagerly looking forward to reading The Crash, I was not disappointed, it is a thorough... READ MORE
Andy  wormald
The Crash
The Crash by Robert Peston
The Crash by Robert Peston is the story of banking crisis, subprime lending, stock market skullduggery and death of friends and enemies. Gil’s friend Mari... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
The Crash
Fascinating story
This was a fascinating story about the real stories behind the headlines. It was easy to imagine that the contents of the story could be based on the truth... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
The Crash
Financial and Political Thriller
The second of Robert Preston’s Gil Peck series is every bit as good as the first if not better. Peck has moved on storm newspapers and now works for the BB... READ MORE
Steven Capel