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I am a British author and journalist. I grew up in London in the 1970s and studied at Leeds University, where I also edited the student newspaper. I enjoyed a peripatetic career on a number of Fleet Street newspapers with assignments that ranged from seeking London's best dry Martini to investigating Nazi war criminals who found sanctuary in Britain.

In 1991 I decided to become a foreign correspondent and moved to Budapest to cover the aftermath of the collapse of Communism. I also spent much time in the former Yugoslavia, covering the wars in Croatia and Bosnia. I moved to Paris for a year in 1997 to write a thriller, which eventually became The Budapest Protocol, then returned to Budapest. Over the years I have worked in more than 30 countries and enjoyed some hair raising adventures along the way. I now write for the Economist, The Times (of London), Monocle, Traveler and many others and I review books for the New York Times and the Financial Times. I also teach journalism at Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest.

I've written eight non-fiction books and two novels, which have been published in twelve languages including Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Hungarian. These include the ground-breaking Hitler's Secret Bankers, which exposed Swiss economic complicity with Nazi Germany and which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize; a biography of Slobodan Milosevic, now regarded as the standard work on his life and City of Oranges, which recounts the lives of Arab and Jewish families in Jaffa, and which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Prize.

I am especially interested in the inter-face between fact and fiction. Complicity with Evil, my investigation into the United Nation's failure to stop genocide, helped inspire my new thriller series, featuring a smart, feisty but haunted heroine. The Geneva Option, the first in a series of books featuring Yael Azoulay, is published by Telegram in Britain and HarperCollins in the US. You can read o

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Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World
by Adam LeBor
Tower of Basel is the first investigative history of the world’s most secretive global financial institution. Based on extensive archival research in Switzerland, Britain, and the United States, and in-depth interviews with key decision-makers—including Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve; Sir Mervyn King...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Business Biographies & Primers; Economics; History
The Budapest Protocol
by Adam LeBor
Nazi-occupied Budapest, Winter 1944. The Russians are smashing through the German lines. Miklos Farkas breaks out of the Jewish ghetto to find food - at the Nazis’ headquarters. There he is handed a stolen copy of The Budapest Protocol, detailing the Nazis’ post-war plans. Miklos knows it must stay hidden forever if he is to stay...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
The Geneva Option: A Yael Azoulay Novel (Yael Azoulay Series)
by Adam LeBor
A gripping thriller of international espionage, The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor pits a sexy, young UN staffer against a brutal conspiracy to control Africa’s natural resources.   Yael Azoulay does the United Nations’ dirty work. Sent by the UN’s Secretary General to eastern Congo to negotiate with Jean-Pierre Hakizimani, a Hutu...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
Milosevic: A Biography
by Adam LeBor
This is the first authoritative biography of Slobodan Milosevic, currently on trial at The Hague for crimes against humanity. Adam LeBor, a critically acclaimed author and journalist who covered the Yugoslav Wars for the Independent and The Times, documents the life of a man whose policies instigated four wars, who skilfully exploited...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People
"Complicity With Evil": The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide
by Adam LeBor
From the killing fields of Rwanda and Srebrenica a decade ago to those of Darfur today, the United Nations has repeatedly failed to confront genocide. This is evinced, author and journalist Adam LeBor maintains, in a May 1995 document from Yasushi Akashi, the most senior UN official in the field during the Yugoslav wars, in which he...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; History; Politics & Government
City of Oranges: An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa
by Adam LeBor
A profoundly human take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, seen through the eyes of six families, three Arab and three Jewish. The millennia-old port of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, was once known as the "Bride of Palestine," one of the truly cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. There Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived, worked...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Believers: How America Fell For Bernard Madoff's $65 Billion Investment Scam
by Adam LeBor
How America fell for financier Bernie Madoff's $65 billion investment scam. It was luxurious Palm Beach, by the manicured lawns and Olympic-sized swimming pool, that financier Bernard Madoff ravaged the world of philanthropy and high society he had strived so hard to join, vaporising the assets of charities, foundations and...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
The Washington Stratagem (Yael Azoulay Series)
by Adam LeBor
In this new international thriller from the author of The Geneva Option , UN covert negotiator Yael Azoulay is drawn into a web of betrayal and intrigue that leads from deep within America's military-industrial complex to the Middle East and beyond. Yael Azoulay went rogue in Geneva and nearly lost her life; although her physical...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Literary Fiction
The Istanbul Exchange: A Yael Azoulay Short Story
by Adam LeBor
Meet Yael Azoulay, the brilliant and beautiful behind-the-scenes negotiator for the United Nations. Tasked with persuading an Afghan warlord—and friend of hers—to surrender to the Americans, she is quickly pulled into into a dangerous world of secret rendition, torture and arms trafficking to Syrian rebels. The high-stakes game soon...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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