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Reviews

  • A scorching epilogue... This is tough stuff and this is a tough book that should contribute to much greater scepticism about the bloated financial system

    The Sunday Times
  • Impeccably researched and sumptuous in its detail...It is a page-turner, built around a riveting portrait of the key man of the title. Mr. Naqvi who comes across as a teeming mass of contradictions

    The Economist
  • A pacy and deeply-reported tale

    Financial Times
  • Gripping... The account raises questions over whether 'impact investing' and 'stakeholder capitalism' are less about poverty alleviation for the world than guilt alleviation for the Davos elite

    Guardian
  • For an astonishing story of how the global economy can be manipulated, read the devastating account in The Key Man

    David Ignatius, Washington Post
  • A riveting account of the intertwining of brilliance and greed... Should be a mandatory read at all schools of journalism and business schools. It's a rare tour de force from which both can learn

    Business Standard, India
  • Clark and Louch have done an outstanding job in untangling the knots that usually keep the secretive world of private equity out of reach for most people

    Pakistan's Dawn
  • This excellent book, which is more true crime than finance, describes in cinematic detail how Naqvi and his colleagues pumped up valuations, moved money between the company, its funds and their personal accounts, and lied about performance

    Reuters
  • It's a sorry tale, one that raises important questions about our ability to deliver 'ethical' capitalism

    Chris Blackhurst, The National
  • Spellbinding. You won't want to put the book down

    Eileen Applebaum, coauthor of Private Equity at Work

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