Jamie Reid's Monsieur X: The incredible story of the most audacious PDF

By Jamie Reid

ISBN-10: 1472942280

ISBN-13: 9781472942289

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ISBN-13: 9781472942296

Patrice des Moutis used to be a good-looking, captivating and good trained Frenchman with an aristocratic kinfolk, a good coverage enterprise, and a hot welcome within the smartest Parisian salons. He was once additionally a compulsive gambler and unlawful bookie.

Between the past due Nineteen Fifties and the early Nineteen Seventies, des Moutis made a bold try to beat the French state-run having a bet method. With a genius for arithmetic and a deep love and realizing of the horse-racing global – let alone very good relationships with all of the most sensible running shoes and jockeys – he utilized himself to his job with power and meticulous study. a sequence of stunning coups netted him (and his associates, with whom he generously shared his predictions) the an identical of thousands of kilos, and shortly observed him nicknamed Monsieur X and hailed as a hero via a public desirous to see somebody get one over at the kingdom.

Des Moutis' luck so alarmed the professionals that they many times replaced the foundations of having a bet with a view to cease him. And so a conflict of wills all started, all performed out at the entrance pages of the day-by-day newspapers because the common public willed des Moutis directly to ever larger successes. He remained one step prior to the gurus till eventually the govt criminalised his actions, riding him into the fingers of the underworld. ultimately the web started to shut, high-profile characters came across themselves the objective of the state's research, and other people all started turning up dead.

This long-running cat and mouse video game – with the legislations on one part and des Moutis and the gangsters at the different – is a blinding story of glamour, riches, violence and eventually tragedy.

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