Book Review: Free Fall in Crimson (1981)

by John D. MacDonald
1981, Ballantine Books , 284 pages

Crimson“Meyer taught me this. What you should be doing from now on, Travis, is to make sure you get into as many computers as possible. Lots of tiny bank accounts, lots of credit cards, lots of memberships.  Have your attorney set up some partnerships and little corporations and get you some additional tax numbers. Move bits of money around often.  Buy and sell odd lots of this and that. Feed all the information you can into their computers.”

“And spend my life keeping track of what the hell I’m doing?”

“Who said anything about keeping track? If you get so complicated you confuse yourself, imagine how confused the poor computers [the government] are going to be.”

“Is she putting me on, Meyer?” Continue reading