Be First or Be Dead

Be First or Be Dead New friends sex drugs and lots of moolah Michael enjoys his status of one of the richest men on the planet indulging in every possible pleasure unaware that those who really dominate the global ec

  • Title: Be First or Be Dead
  • Author: Nik Krasno
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  • Page: 299
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  • New friends, sex, drugs and lots of moolah Michael enjoys his status of one of the richest men on the planet, indulging in every possible pleasure, unaware that those who really dominate the global economy have made their plans The realization that he s just a pawn in somebody s grand game may have come too late Will Michael survive a showdown with ancient cabal and savNew friends, sex, drugs and lots of moolah Michael enjoys his status of one of the richest men on the planet, indulging in every possible pleasure, unaware that those who really dominate the global economy have made their plans The realization that he s just a pawn in somebody s grand game may have come too late Will Michael survive a showdown with ancient cabal and save his country Stand Alone Thriller Action Noir Big Biz Big Balls

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    1. Nik Krasno

      Nik Krasno is one of those writers who never thought he would end up authoring a book He just knew that he had a story that apparently waited for the right moment to break out.For many years Nik had been involved in law and business in few Eastern European countries, on weekends returning to Israel.Witnessing the meteoric rise of a small number of individuals from modest citizens to mighty billionaires, Nik felt compelled to expose to the world the unique phenomenon taking place in this less familiar part of the globe In the fictional plot of his Oligarch series he combines real and imaginary events with some lawyers folklore and known corruption and criminal schemes customary for Ukraine and other former USSR republics The author also shares some insight into the glorious and simultaneously tragic events of 2013 uprising in Ukraine resulting in ousting of the president, ensuing Russian aggression in Crimea and tensions and war in the Eastern regions of Ukraine The imaginary characters are designed to reflect real behavior and mentality and provide decent entertainment for the readers.Remember movies based on Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg s biographies describing their path to wealth and glory Although they were truly amazing, Nik thinks the rise of their Eastern billionaire peers is just a little thrilling and unorthodox.The global arena becomes too small to share peacefully for global corporations and ambitious tycoons What happens when they start fighting for supremacy Nik offers his variant in his latest book BE FIRST OR BE DEAD.


    1. Simply Superb. This was such an easy and enjoyable book to read, and so well written. Misha and Emil love to party, and why not being two of the world’s richest men. Spain is a perfect place for them to indulge in women, lots of drugs, and party through the night. Luckily for Misha, Aidan Snow is on hand to help him out, when he has an altercation with a couple of Russian thugs in one of Ibiza’s clubs. Emil invites Misha to Switzerland to meet seven families, who are among the richest in the [...]

    2. Thank you to Nik Krasno for personally sending me a copy of this book following my reviews of the two previous volumes.Be First or Be Dead continues the story of Mikhail Voratavich and if you enjoyed Mortal Showdown you will probably like Be First or Be Dead as it continues the themes of financial and political dealing told in Krasno’s gutsy style. As with the previous book the lead character moves from country to country in an effort to save not only his fortune but his life.Krasno’s first [...]

    3. This is going to be a tough review for me to write as I really did want to enjoy Be First or Be Dead much more than I ended up enjoying it.Let’s start off with what worked for me. In my opinion this edition has a really nice cover, which is not too minor a point. Covers are exceedingly important and all too often Indie novels skimp here to their own detriment. So that is a feather in Nik Krasno’s cap. And inside the cover I found the parts of the story where the Magnificent Seven were featur [...]

    4. This is a tough hard novel about money, power, greed and manipulation, to name but a few. Plenty of violence, killing, casual sex and some drugs in the mix too. I found it difficult to see where the story was going in the first part of the book, and I got lost a few times and needed to backtrack. Some sections felt too fast and busy, others felt slow, especially the (un)ethical and (im)moral discussions favoured by the main character.The pace does improve and from the middle to the end is a fair [...]

    5. The book starts with a warning regarding language and very soon starts with drunken sex, although the sex is not described, so it is not erotic or pornographic. The book follows Mikhail (Misha) Vorotavitch, a Ukrainian oligarch, as he finds that seven fellow oligarchs want everything he has. We have an action story with well-described action scenes, although at times the reader might well question how, with what is against him, Misha could conceivably survive. Equally, the seven seem ridiculousl [...]

    6. David “Dave ” (Mikhail’s BMF, PoA, Jewish) had called Mikhail Vorotavich (narrator, husband/father, aka Michael, Ukrainian oligarch) about a missle that exploded in the area were he was on assignment.A BBC TV reporter from Kiev (Ukraine Capital) reported 2 rockets had exploded.The Guards Tank Division (Russian army) had attacked Mariupol.Michael had business to attend to there.A Squadron of MiG–35’s had entered U.S. Alaska territory but the U.S.A.F. intercepters were to late.A ballisti [...]

    7. This is a high-octane, though-provoking thriller that leaves you exhausted, but with the unshakeable feeling that something was missing. To start, it is clear that Krasno has an unbounded imagination. He has, for the most part, created a plausible world controlled by a small cabal. A world where old money finally does something about its declining or lack of influence in modern industries. You're left wondering "Could this actually happen?"Krasno also provides some interesting theories on a weal [...]

    8. A solid fit into the noir thriller genre with the expected machismo and a bit of light techno-thriller thrown in for good measure. Despite plot holes here and there and a few repetitive asides (sexual escapades and socio-political polemics), the story rockets through realistic financial, political, and military complexities as well as gut-wrenching action. The wry and philosophical first-person observations on human nature of the all-too-human oligarch and Ukrainian patriot, Mikhail Voratavich, [...]

    9. Be First or Be Dead - Nik KrasnoThank you to Nik for giving me a free copy of the novel for an honest review.On hearing the author describe the book as 'completely unromantic', I was intrigued to see whether a novel really could stand alone with a romance subplot. Although there were small elements in their for the most part it did.At first I found it hard to get in to however as soon as I hit the first twist the book really came alive for me, it was completely unexpected and I needed to know mo [...]

    10. Our narcissistic oligarch, Misha Vorotavich, is back and this time he has reached his dream of becoming number one on Forbes list of the richest person in the world. But being at the top is not easy, and Misha must take on a group of wealthy individuals known as the Magnificent Seven in an all-out war of the filthy rich for which the odds are not in his favor. Of course, this doesn’t stop Misha as he uses every trick in the book to defeat his enemies.Misha’s story begins with some down time [...]

    11. 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5.Just when things look like they're starting to go well for Ukrainian *businessman* (cough) Misha Vorotavich, Russia begins a full-on invasion of Ukraine, and Misha finds himself the scapegoat on both sides for all Ukraine's problems. Misha has to act, but what is he going to do--go along with the cartel inciting violence in order to snap up shares cheaply, or try to rescue his beloved Ukraine from itself?Now in his forties, Misha is starting to think a little more seri [...]

    12. Our old, selfish friend, Misha is on top of the world. He's super rich and on the top of the heap. But then his world of self-indulgence collapses around him as Russia attacks Ukraine and his "buddies" (business partners) turn out to be a cabal of other super-rich asses who turn on him without any warning. Now he's on the run while his empire is being picked apart by his new enemies.It's a quite a ride and a real rush to tag along with Misha and his allies as they try to survive and save their a [...]

    13. Well, this is an interesting read! A little political for my taste, but it was definitely enjoyable! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys thrillers!

    14. Mr Krasno has produced a mini masterpiece in Be First. I absolutely loved the story and characters in equal measure. I had never heard of an oligarch before this book, but am sure they must exist; multi-billionaires who drive and manipulate economies and world affairs to their own ends.The main character is not only profoundly rich, but also rather sadistic, unforgiving and has an insatiable sexual appetite. (He does have his nice points though). Unfortunately, his world is shaken when a group o [...]

    15. Be First or Be Dead by Nik Krasno is the third installment of the Oligarch series. Although the book can be read on its own, I felt like I was coming in at the middle of the story. I admit that this book is the first book I have read in the series, so it took me a bit to get into the storyline. Misha a Ukrainian business man starts the story off with a major celebration. He is at an all time high, but things quickly turn sour. Misha is framed for starting or possible starting World War III. Whil [...]

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