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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (698 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Grippando Narrator: Jonathan Davi Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, whom the Wall Street Journal calls "a writer to watch," explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours—perhaps even minutes.

At thirty-one, Michael Cantella is a rising star at Wall Street's premier investment bank, Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until Ivy Layton, the love of his life, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas.

Fast-forward four years. It's the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, and Michael is still on track: successful career, beautiful new wife, piles of money. Reveling in his good fortune, Michael logs in to his computer, enters his password, and pulls up his biggest investment account: Zero balance. He tries another, and another. All of them zero. Someone has wiped him out. His only clue is a new e-mail message: Just as planned. xo xo.

With these three words Michael's life as he knows it is liquidated, along with his investment portfolio. Saxton Silvers is suddenly on the brink of bankruptcy, and he's the leading suspect in its ruin. Michael is left alone, framed, and facing divorce, with undercover FBI agents afoot, spyware on his computer, and mysterious e-mails from a "JBU." Embroiled in corporate espionage, he's desperate to clear his name and realizes that several signs point to his first wife, Ivy, as a key player. But what if Ivy has come back from the dead, only to visit on Michael a fate worse than death?

With echoes of The Firm, James Grippando's newest thriller takes readers to the inner circle of Wall Street, illustrating the very real dangers of what Warren Buffett called "financial weapons of mass destruction."

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Quotes & Awards

  • Money to Burn is one of those all too rare novels you won’t be able to stop reading once you start. It’s a perfectly mixed cocktail of dry wit, sophisticated voice, believable characters, nonstop suspense, and plenty of vicarious pleasure. I’ve long been an admirer of James Grippando, but with this book I’m convinced he’s going to break through to a much bigger audience.” 

    Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

  • Money to Burn will get you so excited and worked up, you just may go out and steal a few million.” 

    Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Takes off like a rocket and never slows down.” 

    Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The dramatic tension remains high with a sadistic hired killer, high-stakes wheeler-dealers, and plenty of cinematic escapes.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 12/25/2013

    " Fantastic book well worth the read, looks of twists and turns "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Slc-crk | 12/23/2013

    " A fun little book full of twists and turns. It used the recent Wall Street crises as a basis for a good old fasioned mystery. Grippando at his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe O'c | 12/14/2013

    " Very Good; a Wall Street hotshot finds his life falling apart four years after his wife of one day dies; his accounts are emptied, he's accused of murder and espionage, and just maybe his wife has risen from the dead "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 12/8/2013

    " Another good thriller by Grippando...this one on Wall St. "

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