Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p.
From the Publisher
Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and an ex-boxer, is an outsider in
eighteenth-century London, tracking down debtors and felons for
aristocratic clients. The son of a wealthy stock trader, he lives
estranged from his family-until he is asked to investigate his
father's sudden death. Thus Weaver descends into the deceptive
world of the English stock jobbers, gliding between coffee houses
and gaming houses, drawing rooms and bordellos. The more Weaver
uncovers, the darker the truth becomes, until he realizes that he
is following too closely in his father's footsteps-and they just
might lead him to his own grave. An enthralling historical
thriller, A Conspiracy of Paper will leave readers
wondering just how much has changed in the stock market in the last
three hundred years. . . .