Pyramid of Lies
An epic true story of ambition, greed and hubris – the collapse of Greensill Capital is a billion pound scandal that shredded the reputation of a British Prime Minister.
'The British version of Bad Blood . . . [but] better' – The Sunday Times
'Terrific' – The Observer, Book of the Week
Pyramid of Lies charts the meteoric rise and spectacular downfall of Lex Greensill and his company. He had a simple idea that disrupted a trillion dollar industry and drew in Swiss bankers, global CEOs, and world leaders, including former British Prime Minister, David Cameron. But a staid business model concealed dubious practices, as Greensill made increasingly risky loans to fraudulent companies using other people’s money.
Financial journalist Duncan Mavin, who helped expose Greensill, tells the incredible story of how a former sugar-cane farmer became one of the world’s richest men before falling back to earth. With a globe-circling narrative full of scandal and intrigue, Pyramid of Lies reveals how the grubby world of shadow banking really operates.
‘Forensic and riveting’ – The New Statesman
‘Meticulously researched’ – The Daily Telegraph
Unputdownably delicious . . . the British version of Bad Blood . . . [but] better
Terrific . . . shows the emptiness behind the bombast
Nick Cohen, Observer, Book of the Week
A meticulously researched and enjoyably lively account