The Billion Dollar Sure Thing: The Supernovel About Supermoney (1974 Printing, Second Edition, 78726S150PB, 671787268150) [SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION] (Paperback) by Paul E. Erdman (Author), Bob Schulz (Illustrator), Pocket Books (Editor), Simon Schuster (Editor), Special Projects Agency (Editor), Benjamin Company (Editor), Charles Scribner (Editor), John Barkham (IntroductioThe Billion Dollar Sure Thing: The Supernovel About Supermoney (1974 Printing, Second Edition, 78726S150PB, 671787268150) [SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION] (Paperback) by Paul E. Erdman (Author), Bob Schulz (Illustrator), Pocket Books (Editor), Simon Schuster (Editor), Special Projects Agency (Editor), Benjamin Company (Editor), Charles Scribner (Editor), John Barkham (Introduction), Vermont Royster (Introduction), Dorothy B. Hughes (Introduction). Paperback 260 pages. Publisher: Pocket Books; 2nd edition (1974). In English. ISBN 1787261506. EAN 9781787261501....
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I always enjoy financial thrillers and probably the best writer out there of them is Paul Erdman - I've never read one of his books and been disappointed and was keen to dive into another immersive tapestry from his imagination. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing is set in the 1970s when the US Dollar has a fixed exchange rate and Gold has a fixed value set in US Dollars, the premise of the novel is the US has decided it will devalue it's dollar and change the value of gold. As such anyone holding US Dollars will end up with "less" money vs other currencies/commodities and anyone holding gold will be able to sell it for "more" US Dollars after the re-valuation/re-pricing.So it's pretty important that the US Treasury keeps their plans a secret, oops, someone's copy has been stolen. Uh oh, Russia is shorting US Dollars hard, and postponing gold sales.... in comes a seedy financial broker and also collusion between Swiss & UK banks...Entertaining read and karma has an unexpected hard bite at the closing of the narrative.
1974 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. APA: The Billion Dollar Sure Thing.Financial thriller - As the value of the dollar against gold teeters precariously at its first new level in forty years a dramatic solution to the world's continuing monetary crisis seems a distinct possibility. It could well be that President Nixon will raise the price of gold against the dollar once more. Not just by a fraction but, with a bold stroke of imagination, by an amount which would outpace the current speculation - say 250 per cent to $100 an ounce. Should such a decision ever be taken, prior knowledge in unscrupulous hands would be the key to unlimited wealth. Not merely a fortune of the size of J. Paul Getty's or Howard Hughes's but the biggest ever - A Billion Dollar Killing.