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by Paul Erdman
Read "The Set-Up," his last novel, and you'll see what I mean
Read "The Set-Up," his last novel, and you'll see what I mean. The book is far more realistic and employs less gimmickry than most such novels, and its accuracy is due to the fact that Erdman had a long career in finance, and he was once actually the president of a Swiss bank - the Salik Bank. Unfortunately, what the dust jacket does not tell you is that Erdman was convicted of banking fraud and imprisoned in the jail he describes in detail in this novel.
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Lengthy footnotes, wooden dialogue and plodding action hamper Erdman's (The Billion Dollar Sure Thing) latest financial thriller, set during WW II. In Switzerland, where some influential figures enjoy a less-than-neutral relationship with the Third Reich, the newly developing intelligence agencies of both the Allies and the Axis move freely.
Paul Emil Erdman was a Canadian-born American economist and banker who became known for writing novels based on monetary trends and international finance. Erdman was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on 19 May 1932 to American parents. He graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He received his PhD from the University of Basel in Switzerland. In 1958 he worked as a financial analyst for the European Coal and Steel Community.
Paul Emil Erdman was one of the leading business and financial writers in the United States who became known for writing novels based on monetary trends and historical facts concerning complex matters of international finance. Erdman was born in Ontario, Canada, to American parents. He graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
by. Erdman, Paul, 1932-2007. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
Imprisoned unexpectedly by the Swiss police, former Chairman of the . This ia a book I strongly recommend. In the begining, I thouth it's a book for economists because of the precision and the details of the finance transactions betwen banks and bankers. But when the thriller became the most important thing in the hole story, it was just impossible to put the book down. This is one of the best i've ever read.
Erdman makes it clear from the beginning of the book.
It was the first one I read and it convinced me to read as many. Erdman makes it clear from the beginning of the book. With the help of his wife, Black escapes and goes underground and begins to investigate the set-up. I heartily recommend this book. It is a well-written page turner perfect for a quiet afternoon of reading on the beach, by the pool, or curled up in front of a fire if spring has yet to come where you live.