Freezing Order - Bill Browder

Freezing Order

By Bill Browder

  • Release Date: 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 524 Ratings


Following his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another “explosive and compulsive” (Stephen Fry) thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin’s number one enemy by exposing Putin’s campaign to steal and launder hundreds of millions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way.

When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discover that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime.

As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of America’s top lawyers and politicians to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, Browder’s campaign to expose Putin’s corruption was a factor behind Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.

At once a financial caper, an international adventure, and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is “mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand the tactics of modern autocracy,” (Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Twilight of Democracy). It is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one the world’s most ruthless villains—and win.


  • Wow

    By Goodgnat
    I didn’t think this could be better than his first book, Red Notice but it was! The revelations and connections with many critical events during Trump’s presidency were fascinating.
  • Red Notice part 2

    By Dullam
    I loved Red Noticed and felt Browder’s pain. This story of his mission to find justice is amazing.
  • Chilling

    By Robert B Smithington
    It’s chilling that Russia’s greed and corruption receives so much toleration from the supposedly-civilized West. Thank you, Mr. Browder for risking so much and standing up to them.
  • Riveting

    By dbeach
    Absolutely riveting. I could not put it down. The infiltration of the Russians, especially in the Trump years is frightening. And though this focuses on money laundering and the Magnitsky Act, the infinite research, evidence and first person participation of the author, makes this story so much more. This beats any international intrigue novel I’ve ever read. Bill Browder is a true hero.
  • Bill Browder is my hero

    By Tomcat9119472910737
    Hard to stop reading, exhilarating story!
  • A Must-read; Compelling, Frightening, Thorough!

    By Pair8hed
    I had to read this after completing Red Notice only 3 weeks ago. Mr. Browser’s capacity to thoroughly engage the reader with clear, concise and compelling information is simply amazing. The Epilogue alone is amazing-the teams that have been forged worldwide to combat money laundering in recognition of Mr. Magnitsky!
  • Great read intended for all to read.

    By saldali54
    Monster’s in that Government, the telling of pure evil and the true Monster than lead’s that country.
  • Rehash of First book

    By Thompson Hill
    It’s weird to put out a second version of the same book.