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100 1  Lawson, Guy. 
245 10 Octopus :|bSam Israel, the secret market, and Wall 
       Street's wildest con /|cGuy Lawson. 
264  1 New York :|bCrown Publishers/Random House,|c[2012] 
264  4 |c©2012 
300    xv, 352 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    This story is a real-life thriller that tells the inside 
       story of a hedge fund fraud and the wild search, for a 
       secret market beneath the financial market we all know.   
       Sam Israel was a man who seemed to have it all, until the 
       hedge fund he ran, Bayou, imploded and he became the 
       target of a nationwide manhunt.  Born into one of 
       America's most illustrious trading families, Israel was 
       determined to strike out on his own.  So after 
       apprenticing with one of the greatest hedge fund traders 
       of the 1980s, Sam founded his own fund and promised his 
       investors guaranteed profits.  With the proprietary 
       computer program he had created, he claimed to be able to 
       predict the future.  But his future was already beginning 
       to unravel.  After suffering devastating losses and 
       fabricating fake returns, Israel knew it was only a matter
       of time before his real performance would be discovered, 
       so when a former black-ops intelligence operative told him
       about a secret market run by the Fed, Israel bet his last 
       $150 million on a chance to make billions. Thus began his 
       year-long adventure in the "Upperworld", a society 
       populated by clandestine bankers, shady European nobility,
       and spooks issuing cryptic warnings about a mysterious 
       cabal known as the Octopus.  Whether the secret market was
       real or a con, Israel was all in, and as the pressures 
       mounted and increasingly sinister violence crept into his 
       life, he struggled to break free of the Octopus' 
600 10 Israel, Samuel,|d1959- 
650  0 Stockbrokers|zUnited States|vBiography. 
650  0 Hedge funds|zUnited States. 
651  0 Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) 
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