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The Coffee Trader

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2005

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349115009

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 6th March 2003

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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Amsterdam in the 1690s – a boom town with Europe’s biggest stock exchange and traders who will stop at nothing to get even richer.

Lienzo, a Portugese Jew, stumbles across a new commodity – coffee – which, if he plays his cards right, will make him the richest man in Holland. But others stand in his way – rival traders who do all in their power to confuse the exchange and scupper his plans, his brother who is jealous of his financial wizardry and even his brother’s beautiful wife who both tempts and spurns him in equal measure.

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This engrossing book isn't short but, even so, you'll be tempted to read it in one sitting.
There are twists and turns aplenty as the plot thickens and moves towards an unexpected conclusion.
THE COFFEE TRADER is an absorbing and suspenseful tale of risk and revenge. As stimulating as its subject.
Liss has again produced a compelling complex and well-constructed tale... David Liss is a writer to look out for.