In the version of a sanctioned execution, a noose was rigged from a platform with
a trapdoor underneath the condemned criminal. ... MF Global had its neck in the
noose and no matter what they did to try to escape, the money noose tightened.
Author: Scott E.D. Skyrm
“Skyrm makes complex financial scenarios accessible to all interested readers in an informative and entertaining manner. We can all learn something from this book.” —Thomas Peterffy, Chairman, CEO, and President of Interactive Brokers “Skyrm put together the story of MF Global like no one else could in providing the ultimate autopsy covering destructive financial engineering that’s played such a big role in our capital markets.” —Lawrence G. McDonald, New York Times best selling author of A COLOSSAL FAILURE OF COMMON SENSE “God is in the details...first come the reporters, then the lawyers. Skyrm’s book is the necessary antidote. Only someone who has ‘done’ it can explain it. Perhaps the best ‘counterfactual’ rationale for reading The Money Noose: If John Corzine had been able to before, there would likely have been no after.” —Stan Jonas, Managing Partner, Axiom Management Partners In 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. MF Global was bankrupt less than a year after the law’s passage. THE MONEY NOOSE is a general accounting of the facts that led to MF Global’s collapse, as well as the story of the major players involved. It is a chaotic story, one in which individual actions taken in and of themselves are relatively minor. But the sum of those individual actions equal the same end result. This book is designed to tell the story of MF Global, what went wrong and how things came to an abrupt end. In those regards, it’s an incredible story.
A month had passed and Joe Noose stood in the open doorway of the U.S.
Marshal's office smelling the fragrant ... Now, why is that?” “I'm letting the money
earn interest.” “Sure you are.” Noose grinned. He could come right out and tell
Author: Eric Red
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Introducing a bold new Western series from Eric Red, the acclaimed author and writer of such blockbuster films as The Hitcher, Near Dark, and Blue Steel. MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE. In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral . . . Praise for Eric Red’s The Guns of Santa Sangre and The Wolves 0f El Diablo “Blood-soaked weird west story . . . Red places a premium on action. Readers will enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly “Readers will rediscover an Old West genre.”—True West “In the Old West, there are bad guys and even badder guys. But Eric Red’s are the biggest baddest of all.”—Jack Ketchum, author of Off Season “Bloody fights, desert vistas (and) a touch of romance make this a fast-paced adventure . . . should appeal to fans.” —Library Journal
and the money," the woman said. "I still think she knows where it is." "What
money?" Fargo pressed. "The money he's been taking on the side for twenty
years, bribe money, payoffs not to hang somebody, money given him to go light
or go ...
Author: Jon Sharpe
Publisher: Signet Book
A wild western beauty leads Skye Fargo on the trail to a hangman's noose with a different twist ...
I'll have the money time you get back, twenty minutes. It'll be what we agreed on
for two weeks; then we'll see where we are." The Kid was on his feet now, the
sneer still on his face. It crossed the rancher's mind that maybe it had always
Author: Jake Logan
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
On the lam from a murderous posse, Slocum seeks refuge in a mountain cabin, but a freshly-lynched body and the violent Kitchen brothers await him there
"The blank money orders would be worth something, of course," Longarm mused
aloud. "Whatever a man wanted, I suppose." "Not so much as you might think."
Morris pointed Longarm toward a chair and settled into one himself. He pulled
Author: Tabor Evans
Publisher: Jove Publications
Longarm is determined to clear the name of his friend "Big" Little and find the real leader of a local band of outlaws
I could , but why should I ? ” “ So we can pick up mebbe a whole lotta money . " “
And how will that happen ? " she demanded . Willie smiled casually , took out a
cigarillo , and slowly lit it . “ The main thing in bank robbin ' , little lady , ” he said ...
Author: Jake Logan
Saved by Diana Keating, a young rancher, John Slocum is determined to track down the gang of outlaws who tried to hang him, kidnapped Diana's sister, and stole ten thousand dollars from her ranch
“You sound like you're talking about a sporting event,” Jed responded. “Yeah,”
Tim interjected, “and gunfighting is not a sport, Dunne. Why would any man
consider doing something like that?” “Why, for money, of course.” Dunne
Author: Ralph Cotton
In this Ralph Compton western, the Strange twins find themselves in double trouble... Young Jed and Tim Strange lost their father to an outlaw's bullet, and now their mother has succumbed to a fatal illness. Unable to farm their land due to a lack of funds, the twins set out to find their sister—who left home to avenge their father's death over a year ago. Farm life hasn't prepared the twins for the rough-and-tumble cow towns west of Missouri. And before they even begin their search, they're accused of a murder they didn't commit. Just barely escaping a posse's rope, the twins are on the run—wounded, hounded by the law, and desperately seeking the true killers... More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!
The editor of The Sport rounded upon these 'vultures', as he called them, whose
sole object was to take a man's money when he lost and to refuse payment when
he won. Knowing little of the turf, I should not have realized the extent of Major ...
Author: Donald Thomas
Publisher: Hachette UK
Relating Sherlock Holmes's part in real-life crimes of the day, Donald Thomas brings the Great Detective to life once again in six narratives that display Holmes at his most determined, inventive and downright devious. What were Holmes's views on Dr Crippen? And what happened when Oscar Wilde visited Baker Street to seek advice? How did Holmes uncover a loving husband as one of the most dangerous psychopaths of modern times? And just what horrors await Holmes in the darkened slums of Waterloo Road? 'Thomas's imitation is wryly and subtly done' Guardian
His swarthy skin emphasized his big white teeth when he smiled and said, “Your
money, please!” Blake remembered how he was explaining that they were just
lawmen taking their prisoners to Tucson, when Mel Chancy butted in. “Hey,
Author: Morgan Hill
“You may put a rope on my wrists,” the captured outlaw Duke McClain taunts Sheriff Matt Blake, “but you’ll never put one on my neck.” A death sentence awaits McClain in Tucson for his robberies, massacres, and senseless murders—but it lies across miles of unforgiving desert, full of cruel traps and bloodthirsty villains. Although Blake is determined to bring the outlaw to justice, a single thought repeats itself in his head with every thirsty step: A lot of things could happen before they reach Tucson...
A Time / CNN poll conducted in the United States during October 1989 showed
that 70 percent of the population would be willing to pay higher taxes if the
money so generated were to be used for drug abuse control . 2 The absence of
Author: D. D. Rishi
Legal control on drug abuse and drug traffic in India.