This is an excerpt of Hudson's recently published book by the same title. It gives the details on how this giant scam worked to enrich a few while bringing down the world's economy.
A few weeks after he started working at Ameriquest Mortgage, Mark Glover looked up from his cubicle and saw a coworker do something odd. The guy stood at his desk on the twenty-third floor of downtown Los Angeles's Union Bank Building. He placed two sheets of paper against the window. Then he used the light streaming through the window to trace something from one piece of paper to another. Somebody's signature.
Glover was new to the mortgage business. He was twenty-nine and hadn't held a steady job in years. But he wasn't stupid. ...Watching his coworker, Glover's first thought was: How can I get away with that?