The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers

Breaking the Story of How the Rich & Powerful Hide Their Money

Paperback - 2016
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"Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents revealing how the president of Argentina has sequestered millions of dollars of state money for private use. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in the secret world where complex networks of letterbox companies help the super-rich to hide their money. Faced with the contents of the largest data leak in history, they activate an international network of journalists to follow every possible line of inquiry. Operating in the strictest secrecy for over a year, they uncover cases involving European prime ministers and international dictators, emirs and kings, celebrities and aristocrats. The real-life thriller behind the story of the century, The Panama Papers is an intense, unputdownable account that proves, once and for all, that there exists a small elite living by a different set of rules and blows their secret world wide open."--Back cover.
Published: London :, Oneworld Publications Ltd,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781786070470
Branch Call Number: 364.1338 OBE
Characteristics: x, 366 pages ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Obermaier, Frederik - Author


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Aug 10, 2016

This is something of an iffy book - - there may be an underlying agenda to it, no matter what the // john doe \\ leaker claims.
It is slanted at certain parties, and while you might learn something only sketchily covered in the news [as to why the Brit, Heywood, was murdered by the wife of a top Chinese politician and favored on], it isn't all that substantial. The stuff on Iceland is pretty much old news, and compared to Nicholas Shaxson's outstanding book, Treasure Islands, it isn't even remotely as informative, or valuable, or important.
You might find it somewhat interesting, but read it with skepticism, please.


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