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Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1976)

by Jeffrey Archer

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I very much enjoyed this little romp of revenge - a shadowy businessman runs a sharemarket pump and dump scam stealing a million dollars from four investors. Upon realising they've been scammed the four people join forces to recover the exact amount, not a penny more, not a penny less, back through various schemes.

The various schemes and developments in the story line keep the pages turning as you keep wondering if they're really going to pull it off or if this is the time they'll get caught making for an entertaining and captivating read. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Oct 15, 2017 |
Four strangers who have been duped get together to reclaim their losses in a series of stings. A light-hearted romp full of stereotypes including a charming Frenchman and an ignorant but wealthy American. And a lot of name-dropping of expensive wines. ( )
  LARA335 | Aug 26, 2017 |
4 men swindle their $ back from Harvey Metcalfe - good

The conned: an Oxford don, a revered society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord. They have one thing in common. Overnight, each novice investor lost his life's fortune to one man. The con: Harvey Metcalfe!! A brilliant, self-made guru of deceit. A very dangerous individual. And now, a hunted man. With nothing left to lose four strangers are about to come together-each expert in their own field. Their plan: find Harvey, shadow him, trap him, and penny-for-penny, destroy him. From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries, their own ingenious game has begun. It's called revenge-and they were taught by a master
  christinejoseph | Oct 31, 2015 |
It was OK, but this early novel of Archer's is not his best. A shady character gets investors to part with their money. When the money is lost the four biggest losers hatch a plan to get back every penny. It was quite far-fetched to think that someone as sharp-witted as Harvey Metcalfe would have been taken in by their antics. I noticed this won an ALA Best Books for Young Adults award. I'm sure Archer didn't intend it as a YA story, but it is a suitable choice. ( )
  VivienneR | Jun 29, 2015 |
The first proper thriller I've ever read. Many years ago. Great fun, clever plot. ( )
  tabascofromgudreads | Apr 19, 2014 |
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'Jorg expect $7 million from Credit Parisien in the No. 2 account by 6 pm tonight, Central European Time, and place it with first-class banks and triple "A" commercial names. (Prologue)
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The conned: an Oxford don, a revered society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord. They have one thing in common. Overnight, each novice investor lost his life's fortune to one man. The con: Harvey Metcalfe. A brilliant, self-made guru of deceit. A very dangerous individual. And now, a hunted man.

With nothing left to lose four strangers are about to come together-each expert in their own field. Their plan: find Harvey, shadow him, trap him, and penny-for-penny, destroy him. From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries, their own ingenious game has begun. It's called revenge-and they were taught by a master

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A Boston business man whose fortune is built on shady deals meets his match when he swindles four unsuspecting investors. The men band together and steal back exactly what they lost.

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