'An unburdening, a witness statement and a thriller all at the same time ... electrifying.' The Times
I have to assume that there is a very real chance that Putin or members of his regime will have me killed some day. If I'm killed, you will know who did it. When my enemies read this book, they will know that you know.
A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. A true-life thriller by one of Putin's Most Wanted.
In November 2009, the young lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was beaten to death by eight police officers in a freezing cell in a Moscow prison. His crime? Testifying against Russian officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes.
Red Notice is a searing exposé of the whitewash of this imprisonment and murder. The killing hasn't been investigated. It hasn't been punished. Bill Browder is still campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. This is his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through battles with ruthless oligarchs in turbulent post-Soviet Union Moscow, to the shadowy heart of the Kremlin.
With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking political roller-coaster.
Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone and in danger in a hostile foreign city ... but it's all true, and it's a story that needs to be told.' Lee Child
'A shocking true-life thriller.' Tom Stoppard
'A riveting account... it is a powerful story and Browder tells it skilfully.' The Washington Post
"Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone and in danger in a hostile foreign city … but it’s all true, and it’s a story that needs to be told."
"The story of Sergei Magnitsky's life and death is a shocking true-life thriller, and Bill Browder was the man to write it."
"A sizzling account of Mr Browder's rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic financier to renowned human-rights activist ... Reads more like a financial thriller than a real-life story."
"An unburdening, a witness statement and a thriller all at the same time ... Electrifying ... One heck of a read."
"An expose of years of state-sponsored torture and murder ... this story of courage combined with a dash of obsessiveness is about the real here and now."
"The cut and thrust, and the high stakes, make for a zesty tale."
"Browder's narrative lays out in vivid detail the often murky mechanisms of Russia's kleptocratic economy, culminating in an engrossing account of what would surely be the heist of a century were it not so representative of business as usual. It's also a chilling, sinister portrait of a society in which the rule of law has been destroyed by those sworn to enforce it. The result is an alternatively harrowing and inspiring saga of appalling crime and undeserved punishment in the Wild East."
"A fascinating and unexpected story - including the fact that my work played Cupid."
"An impassioned personal broadside against the Kremlin ... [a] fitting tribute to a lawyer who was angered by the criminality he saw around him and was determined to do something about it."
In the light of the recent inquiry that pinned the poisoning of a former KGB agent squarely on Vladimir Putin, Bill Browder, author of Red Notice and noted critic of the Russian president, reflects on his own personal safety, and the wider consequences of continuing to stay quiet in the face of autocratic violence