The Umbrella Men
A witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate
greed, the hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and their unintended consequences on everyday people.
Finance, environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a complex of flawed motives. We follow Peter Mount,
the self-made Chief Executive of a London-based rare-earth mining company as he and his business are buffeted by crisis-torn
Royal Bank of Scotland and by his own actions, real and imagined. Meanwhile in Oregon, Amy Tate and her group of local environmental
activists do their contradictory part to undermine a component of the green economy, unwittingly super-charged by the Chinese
state. The repercussions of events in pristine Oregon are felt in the corporate and financial corridors of New York and London
with drastic consequences. This is a deeply involving novel about the current workings of capitalism, miscommunication, causes
and unexpected effects, love and survival.
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