Bre-X Gold Rush: Fact or fiction?

Author Alfred Lenarciak reveals inside details of the biggest gold mining scandal in history in new book.

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I found the book an entertaining page-turner that leaves the reader with one more question, was it fact or fiction?

Nassau, Bahamas (PRWEB) February 28, 2014

White-collar criminals could spend their entire lives trying to plan and pull off the perfect scam. What if I told you there is a man who did just that and lived to tell his story?

The Bre-X gold mining scandal was one of the biggest media hits of 1997 and quite possibly the biggest Canadian stock scandal in the country’s history.

Alfred Lenarciak, author and former executive in the gold mining industry, just released his new book, “Bre-X: Dead Man’s Story?” He reveals what went on behind the scenes of the build up and fall of the biggest gold deposit on Earth, but not just from his own perspective.

Lenarciak not only had a firsthand account of the story as an executive competing to develop the supposed gold mine; he spoke to someone who claims to have personally known the brains behind the entire scam, Filipino geologist, Michael de Guzman.

Not intrigued yet? Michael de Guzman infamously jumped from a helicopter to his apparent death in an Indonesian jungle before the gold mine was pronounced a fake.

John Ing, president and CEO of Maison Placements Canada Inc., said, “I found the book an entertaining page-turner that leaves the reader with one more question, was it fact or fiction?”

To this day, Lenarciak will play coy if you ask him if he really met with de Guzman, but that is what gives the novel its intrigue. The readers can decide for themselves.

“Bre-X: Dead Man’s Story?”
By: Alfred Lenarciak
ISBN: 978-1-4918-4788-6
Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris online bookstores

About the Author
Poland-born Alfred Lenarciak immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1975. Degrees in engineering and finance were the platform that allowed him to invest in mining companies all over the world over a span of 30 years. Lenarciak now spends his time investing, developing, writing and philanthropy. He currently resides in Nassau, Bahamas.


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