"You want to do our story, you gotta do it right. This isn't some stiff s*** we've all seen a thousand times before. This is hardcore, Mission Impossible, Heart of Darkness on speed, you know?" John Malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money. He and his friends were hedge-fund cowboys, living life on the adrenline-, sex-, and drugs-fueled edge-kids running billion-dollar portfolios, trading information in the back rooms of high-class "soap houses" (brothels) and at VIP tables in nightclubs across the Far East. Ugly Americans is a story of extremes that follows a trail from Princeton to Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bermuda, charged with wealth, nerve, excess, and glamour.Mezrich, Ben is the author of 'Ugly Americans The True Story Of The Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided The Asian Markets For Millions', published 2004 under ISBN 9780060575007 and ISBN 006057500X.