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The Kyoto List

If it takes only a few rogue financiers to collapse the economy, can one earnest investment officer save the dollar from collapse? Ken Murai, the protagonist of this fast-paced novel by Michael S. Koyama, is a young officer in the Japanese ministry of finance, who one day discovers a plot by one of his superiors to organize a group, known as the Kyoto List, of corrupt officials, bankers, businessmen, and journalists from the United States, Europe, and Asia that will attempt to wreck the world’s financial system and to grab enormous wealth for the List’s members in the process.

 This exhilarating novel of high finance was written by an economics insider fascinated and gravely concerned by the financial environment born in the recent near-market meltdown of 2008­–9. In TheKyoto List, the dollar comes under an attack far greater than the raid by George Soros that famously brought down the British pound in 1992. This is a timely thriller about a race against time to save the seemingly moribund dollar before hostile forces destroy it and the worldwide financial system that depends up on it.

Koyama paints an exciting and entertaining expert’s portrait of the lawless financial interests that have the power to devastate global economies for the sake of a market that measures ethics only in profits.

334 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2010

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The Kyoto List
A novel by Michael S. Koyama

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