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The Dead Bank Diary This is not a robbery A bank is taken with all its guts accounts, debts, points of exchange, the staff to the last secretary, the building This is beautiful and clean fraud I was out of work, while all around you could smell millions, even in the air outside It was an unforgettable smell of public debt, oilfields, gold, bank guarantees, diamonds I wanted to breathe in the air of easy cash Moscow, to revel and roll in this air I could feel the smell of money in the wind on my face This air was used to make up funds overnight, to make a fortune, to go rack and ruin and then grow rich again It was going free across the wreckage of the sold out Soviet empire I was asked to help redeem the debts of a bank The insider man at the bank held the post of Vice President A bit of danger and a bit of love This novel is not based on real events, but you will feel the reality in every word Book One Of The Dead Bank Diary Series ABOUT SERIES These are stories about a man who is not alive any He was a financier, a retired intelligence officer I had the good luck to arrange a couple of financial frauds We bumped into each other before the recession, in the flood of shit, together in the dust After his death I still had power of attorney Of course, Victor knew I wouldn t be able to work on his contacts I had tried Now it s funny to think of it I am, and always have been, a go between, a rat Nobody needs middlemen They get rid of them they send them to Hell But I had a white shirt with a necktie, and copies of million strong contracts for oil, gas, diamonds, and rare earth metals light as air, rolled fax sheets with lots of zeroes They made me giddy they made me drunk And I ran along with them, and easily foisted them for the middlemen muddy, middle aged misters When some of the first deals failed, I went into hysterics I wanted to throw everything in Once I had a dream In my dream, I heard a telephone call, Miss Schlegel We need your signature to extend a contract concluded by Mr I woke up scared something turned over inside of me I realized that I was spending my life waiting for such a call It didn t matter where it caught me But there was no going back Once you ve taken a step forward, you realize you can t turn back any Why did he leave all this to me I looked the papers over, recalling past years, deals, people, talks everything from the first meeting to the last minute And I couldn t find anything for me because it wasn t for me, actually, for the old me So I changed I became a con My life was changed Sometimes it was as convincing and disgusting as a life of a whore It was as inaccessible as the man who despises you It was like vomit or sweat from the body from heavy hangover shivers You wish to run, and there s no place to run to It s a cold stupor So it s stupid to look at the smeared corpse on the road, and it s impossible to regain consciousness to look away This passion nests in the heart, and you don t know what is it I have his photo, the last one, taken at Arkhangelskoe hospital Summer We re sitting on the edge of a dried up fountain He embraces me with one arm, and I m lost next to him He is gray haired and corpulent He has a mocking look And behind us there are towering white marble angels

10 thoughts on “The Dead Bank Diary

  1. says:

    One might anticipate from its title that The Dead Bank Diary will be another cops and robbers brand of mystery detective story but although the bank has, indeed, been compromised, it s not from the usual robbery It sthan a takeover of the bank it s a heist where the winner takes all the money and

  2. says:

    It is 1998 in Moscow, and a bank defaults on its debt Anna, a bank trader, is now out of work until she is asked to help redeem the debts of the bank Anna s lifestyle quickly morphs into that of a con artist and a hustler as she wheels and deals, especially when a 1934 million dollar bond enters t

  3. says:

    This is not a thriller, buta novella focusing on the financial sector in Russia following the chaos that followed the end of the Soviet union The main protagonist is Anna, a washed out trader living in an apartment that is cheap, but has no electricity, and who has seen the great opportunities to g

  4. says:

    I love a good thriller and was turned on to this book, The Dead Bank Diary by Anna Schlegel, by pure accident In truth, this is not your normal thriller there is no killers or people lurking behind a chair This is purely a financial thriller from the word go Ms Schlegel tells of things that happen i

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