'A mine is a hole in the ground with a fool at the bottom and a crook at the top.' - Mark Twain
A billion dollars is a lot of money but not for Jim, a trading whizz kid. While buying into a new mine in Congo his broker has gone missing in the Jungle.
Baz Mycock is a shady mining promoter who will stop at nothing to part speculators with their money. Barron Mining could be just the killing he has always planned. 'Man bites Dog' is a Congolese child soldier, trapped and enslaved by a conflict of unprecedented brutality.
In The Twain Maxim their paths cross under the malevolent gaze of Nyiragongo, Africa's most volatile volcano as the lure of untold mineral riches sets off a trail of devastation.
Another blockbusting financial thriller from Clem Chambers
- Geoff Cutmore, CNBC
if Jason Bourne had to invest in shares, this is what would happen
- Paul Mason, Economics Editor Newsnight BBC 2
Every Stock Exchange CEO's worst nightmare!"
- Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange
An exciting page turner of a thriller
- Adam Shaw, award-winning journalist and presenter of Working Lunch [read the full review]
An exciting page turner of a thriller. Jumping from the cut throat world of the City to the ruthless jungles of Africa. The Twain Maxim shows both worlds can be as dangerous as each other.
Adam Shaw, award-winning journalist and presenter of Working Lunch
No one writes better yarns about the city’s dark side than Clem Chambers. The Twain Maxim is riveting
- Zoe Strimpel, CityAM
The Twain Maxim will scare the pants off even the most hardened investor
- Updata’s David Linton, UK’s leading technical analyst
Clem Chambers sweeps you up in a high octane thriller while stealthily delivering a crash course in trading and city skulduggery
- Robbie Burns, best selling author of The Naked Trader
a helter skelter romp through the jungle and financial markets... reminded me very much of Alistair MacLean and Desmond Bagley
- G.S., crimesquad.com [read the full review]
This is a helter skelter romp through the jungle and financial markets (spot the similarity there?) that has the reader turning pages with increasing rapidity. Chambers has a marvellous style of prose as he describes events rather than emotions and action instead of words. The whole feeling of the book reminded me very much of Alistair MacLean and Desmond Bagley which I thoroughly enjoyed, having exhausted those authors many years ago.
It is not a crime, action, adventure or financial book but rather an amalgam of all four and Chambers understanding of the stock markets made his explanations straightforward enough for a novice like me to follow.
The characterisations of Evans, Mycock and Man Bites Dog have obviously been given much careful deliberation and it shines out of every page they feature on.
There are a decent supporting cast but for me Man Bites Dog stands out as a prime example of what can be achieved with a new character in a single novel. Personally, I would like to read his autobiography!
for some thrilling action, stock market dastardly-doings, share shenanigans and a rip-roaring ending, it's a buy!
- The Naked Trader (www.nakedtrader.co.uk) [read the full review]
Advfn's head honcho Clem Chambers has published a new book called 'The Twain Maxim', it's a follow up to the entertaining 'Armageddon Trade' which I enjoyed last year.
Traders should love it like I did. Especially those of you into the smaller mining stocks. Part of the story involves a broker disappearing after investigating a 'dodgy' listed mining company's drilling area.
We're reunited with star chart trader Jim from the first book in which his charts told him shares were shortly to go to zero (which appears to be happening in real life right now!)
It's another page turning financial thriller. There are some excellent new characters - the best of which is a lowlife mining promoter who does anything he can to get investors to buy into rubbish mining stocks.
Now throw in various warring parties close to a volatile volcano and the book erupts into a thrilling climax. Wouldn't want to give too much else away except I loved the Doombas, automated killing machines which don't quite do what they should.
So for some thrilling action, stock market dastardly-doings, share shenanigans and a rip-roaring ending, it's a buy!
The Naked Trader (www.nakedtrader.co.uk)
a thriller with more than a touch of Ian Fleming and John Le Carré
- Claire Coleman, Director Magazine [read the full review]
Accomplished, ambitious storytelling from a great modern-day thriller writer
- Patrick, jungla.co.uk [read the full review]
Casino capitalism at its wildest, where financial markets and terrorism are an explosive cocktail
- Gaetan Lecointe, TFI France