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The greatest gold discovery in history draws a young Charles Knight to West Africa, where he unearths deception, violence, and romance. Xander Winn - a Dutchman on his own mission - mentors Charles on his voyage into the world of speculation and African politics. But a psychopathic rebel leader, the purveyors of a six-billion-dollar fraud, a team of mercenaries bent on early retirement, and the US government all get in his way. Everyone wants him dead. But Charles plans to strike it rich.
©2016 Doug Casey and John Hunt (P)2016 Doug Casey and John Hunt
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4 out of 5 stars
By Steven A. Engel on 12-16-16

Speculator entertains and makes you think

Great story. Very hard to put down.
The characters were all exceedingly well described and I am really in a hurry to see where the author goes with them, as the series continues.
Please don't make us wait too long Mr. Casey.
You have a great talent for describing the world that exists beneath the perceptions of those who think that reading the newspaper is the way to know what is going on in the world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 05-01-17

My Favorite Modern Fiction Book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's pace was perfect and I was on the edge of my seat. It is well narrated. It is rare that I listen to a book in such a short time.

The libertarian commentary might be off putting for some but I enjoyed it and at times it was implemented in a comical way.

I don't recall learning so much from a fictional book before. I learned some things about anatomy, speculation, mining companies, and found myself googling concepts I was unfamiliar with. It is the first time I encountered the term "Gamma Male".

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-08-17

My new #1 favourite series!!

What an amazing series! The authors have created a very strong and admirable character, like Howard Rourke from The Fountainhead, then placed him in the middle of a James Bond-like thriller in Africa. This would be a great book for young people to start learning about business, economics, philosophy, relationships, and just a solid broad perspective of the world in general. I cannot wait for the next 4 books to be released now.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dennis on 02-22-17

A Great Story!

I was definitely hooked on this story. Just like a book you can't put down I could not stop listening. A great story! The lessons that are taught are so valuable and can be implemented within your own life. The perfect combination of a fictional novel, a stock market book, and a life coach book. If you like investing, in finance as well as in yourself. Look no further.
The gentleman who read the book also did a fantastic job, switching between masculine and feminine tones as well as various accents, creating a vast soundscape of congruent characters. I can't wait to listen to the next book. Enjoy!

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