Ivan Fallon was for many years one of the leading financial journalists in Britain. He was City editor of the Sunday Telegraph and deputy editor and business editor of the Sunday Times, and was twice named Financial Journalist of the Year. He was CEO of Independent News & Media UK until 2010. His previous books have included the bestsellers Billionaire: The Life and Times of James Goldsmith and The Brothers: The Rise & Rise of Saatchi & Saatchi.
'Fallon's book is brave. It goes against the zeitgeist and accepted wisdom. An industry devoid of supporters should seize upon it. But politicians, too, should read it and remind themselves what actually occurred.' - Evening Standard; 'Riveting... Black Horse Ride gallops away, is faster paced than most thrillers, and should be read by everyone remotely interested in what happened to British banking over the past few decades.' - Independent on Sunday; '[A] readable, pacy account of very complex events. Fallon is very well informed but never gets bogged down in the detail. Anyone who is interested in the people and the politics behind what one hopes was the biggest financial disaster of the age will learn a lot.' - CapX; 'A pacey, exceptionally well-informed and grimly riveting account that illuminates in microcosm the greatest economic disaster this country has suffered since the Great Depression.' - The Times; 'It is hard to believe we need another book about the banking crisis [...] Ivan Fallon, however has found a juicy new target in Lloyds' 2009 purchase of Halifax Bank of Scotland.' - Sunday Times