Born in Massachusetts, Jared Bibler relocated to Iceland in 2004 only to find himself in the middle of an unprecedented financial crisis a handful of years later.
Personally wiped out and seeking to uncover the truth about a collapse that brought the pastoral country to its knees, he became the lead investigator into some of the largest financial crimes in the world. This work helped Iceland to famously become the only country to jail its bank CEOs in the wake of the 2008 crisis.
But the real story behind that headline is far more complex - and sinister.
A decade after the investigations, the story can be told at last and in full. The crisis, barely understood inside or outside of Iceland even today, is a cautionary tale for the world: an inside look at the high crimes that inevitably follow Wild West capitalism.
With the next global financial meltdown just around the corner, this untold tale is as timely as ever.
Read about our news story about the book here and excerpt below:
“Despite the devastation of 2008, the dragon of severely corrupt financial markets has yet to be slain,” Jared writes. “… Iceland between 2004 and 2008 serves as a preview of future attractions for the world’s major markets. Today, we find ourselves in the equivalent of the 1930s, convinced that the Great War is finished … We mistakenly refer to 2008 as the Global Financial Crisis, as if there will only be only one, despite the fact that GFC II is virtually probably on the horizon. We are standing on the verge of a time bomb.”
Book is on stock January 26th and orders sent out that day.