About Trader Jack – The Story of Jack Miner
Jack Miner, behind bars for a multi-billion scam and prime suspect for murder, proclaims his innocence.
He writes his story in prison: from poverty to hedge fund trader, Jack’s dealings and flight from the Russian mafia rapidly take him from Yorkshire to London, Edinburgh, Brazil, New York and South Africa. After a series of reckless gambles, and a cut-throat betrayal, he becomes embroiled in market turmoil, fraud and murder.
Jack spins his tale in the hope that he’ll be released early and that the murder enquiry will be quashed: ‘OK, I’m no paragon of virtue, but who is? I’m a straight sort of guy.’
From the world of money mania, glamour and swift deals, this thriller delves into the psyche of sociopaths. Is Jack just ‘another villain’ or an innocent target?
Trader Jack- The Story of Jack Miner (ISBN 978-0-9533843-1-0) is fiction, but it illustrates how fraudsters can manipulate the markets until they spin out of control. The character of Jack Miner is a blend of teenagers who have beaten market professionals in competitions and young, reckless city traders. Financial market scenes are humorous, exciting and easy to understand.
This is a thriller with a difference. It examines important issues: from the cocaine dealers’ exploitation of Latin American coffee farmers to the shady underworld of the Russian Mafia. Closer to home, the novel reveals the stark contrast between the poverty-stricken underclass and excessive wealth in the financial community.