By Stephen Frey
No one is familiar with the darkish part of “The Street” larger than grasp storyteller Stephen Frey, writer of such riveting novels as Shadow Account and The Day dealer. Now, in his such a lot formidable paintings thus far, Frey proves that no author can positioned a high-powered hero at higher danger, nor supply readers extra exciting rewards.
A towering legend between big apple deepest fairness partnerships, Everest Capital is aptly named. while its founder meets an premature demise, thirty-six-year-old megastar Christian Gillette will get the head task. yet with the facility and status come hazards. The day he narrowly escapes a fiery explosion that consumes his limo and takes blameless lives, Gillette immediately knows how severe these dangers are.
It comes as no shock to him that he has enemies on the planet of multibillion—dollar bargains. yet now that he controls Everest, he’s not likely to allow these enemies continue him from taking the firm–and himself–to even better heights. Gillette hasn't ever hesitated to be competitive, even ruthless, in his pursuit of luck. This time can be no exception.
But for you to forge the alliances essential to in attaining his ambitions, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: by no means belief a person. the one certainties are the insidious crusade of company sabotage which can expense Gillette his task and the relentless assassination makes an attempt which can price him his lifestyles. to wreck a dangerous conspiracy of greed, he’ll be pressured to walk–then run–an ever-blurring line among loyalty and betrayal, assault and retreat, survival and destruction . . . within the final online game of revenue and loss.
With The Chairman, Stephen Frey presides with intensified ability over the marketplace he has so dramatically cornered–sharpening his patented model of hard-boiled high-finance intrigue to its keenest innovative yet.
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Holding on for her life, before it slipped away entirely, in falls and headaches and the horrifying sense of sliding away into insanity. All the bad things simply . . stopped. Her taut muscles loosened, her eyes closed, her nose was buried in a sweater that smelled of fabric softener and man, with a faint tang of smoke. She was being held tightly, engulfed in strong arms and warmth and her mind simply blanked. She was so used to the background buzz of anxiety and fear in her head, a constant hiss of static tinged with darkness, that she simply blissed out at its absence.
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