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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Grippando Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9780062116468
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The New York Times bestselling author returns with a gripping, new stand-alone novel ripped from the headlines, in which a young financial advisor and his girlfriend uncover a conspiracy that reaches from Wall Street deep into the halls of government.

Abe Cushman, the evil genius behind a $60 billion Ponzi scheme, has killed himself and taken his secrets to the grave.

For Patrick Lloyd, a young Wall Street advisor at the world’s largest Swiss bank, Cushman’s fall has unexpected—and deadly—repercussions. Lloyd’s girlfriend, Lilly, is directly tied to billions of dollars in losses suffered by Cushman’s most dangerous victims, a group of powerful investors whose identities and dirty finances are well hidden. What Lilly knows can get her and Patrick killed, and now the pair are in a run for their lives that leads to the heart of a clandestine operation, and to a cabal of powerful officials determined to keep their agenda hidden from the public.

With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, Patrick and Lilly must uncover the truth before they become collateral damage in a “financial war” in which casualties are no longer measured in dollars and cents.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A Ponzi scheme of Bernie Madoff proportions drives this winning financial thriller…Grippando slowly reveals the twists and turns of his intricate plot while fueling the proceedings with a steady supply of action. A solid ending will leave readers wondering if the author has come up with a solution to the real-life Madoff mysteries that still remain.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Jonathan Davis’ rich voice and deliberate pacing are a perfect pairing for this thriller…Davis’ acting skills and ability to use slight tonal differences to make each character distinct are icing on the cake of a great story.”

    AudioFile

  • “A timely and solid plot-driven read…full of surprising revelations…The story more than carries the day. Another Grippando gripper.”

    Booklist

  • “Grippando’s growing legion of fans will be delighted…Readers who enjoy a good thriller with a constantly twisting plot will appreciate this timely novel.”

    Library Journal

  • “A complex and mind-dizzying shell game, Grippando’s tale is heavy on action…Agreeably entertaining, Grippando’s novel adds up the collateral damage when billions belonging to the wrong kind of people go missing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 2/20/2014

    " great read.....twists and turns really had me guessing.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louisa | 2/16/2014

    " Really, great, really complex book with a great plot, and tons of great twists, I really loved reading it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Swant | 2/15/2014

    " Very interesting premise for the story. I found it hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/15/2014

    " This is a financial thriller and I wasn't sure about it as I picked it up. It is an Andie Henning book but it is a standalone and you don't have to read any of James Gripppando's other books. I followed some of the Bernie Madoff saga but not very closely. I afraid wouldn't be able to keep up. However, I should have known that James Grippando would write about it in a way that would be fascinating and understandable. It was fairly quick paced. It dragged a little in the middle as the characters were trying to find their way. Some of their choices weren't understandable and were just there to help a big plot twist. I didn't find the characters to be memorable and Andie Henning doesn't play a huge part in it. I definitely think that Mr. Grippando needs to stick with Jack Swytecek as his main character. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a financial thriller or a reader of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/3/2014

    " Listened to this on audio book over a two day period. It was a good mystery. Had you guessing till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/1/2014

    " Although this is not a Jack Swyteck book (love that character), it's still a keeper. Grippando knows how to hook you and hold you. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra Chapoton | 1/21/2014

    " A complicated, yet entertaining plot. Lots of action. Well-edited, naturally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/10/2014

    " A rather convoluted plot that fitted my need for escapist literature with a Madoff ponzi scheme being little more than a MacGuffin. I wish Michael Lewis would write a fictional account of the Madoff Ponzi scandal. Come to think of it just a straight up telling of the story would be good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela | 1/5/2014

    " One of those books that everything gets more and more complicated and then is quickly wrapped up in the end. Rather over dramatic with a Ponzi scheme, the mob, CIA, president, etc etc...wasn't impressed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 12/19/2013

    " messy with some interchangeable, forgettable, faceless characters devolving into uninteresting mishmash--just stuck with it to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette Barfield | 11/12/2013

    " Grippando is one of my favorite authors and I did like this book; however, I didn't like it as well as others I have read. I just didn't seem to connect with the characters. I would still recommend it highly. It is far better than lots of books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 6/5/2013

    " This one was okay. I found it to be a little dry in places and the plot dragged on a bit. Overall it was a good read though. I still prefer Grippando's Jack Swyteck series more though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 5/26/2013

    " It is fiction but it really made me think... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/15/2013

    " This was another hit by Grippando. Although it started slowly, and was a bit jargon heavy, there were enough twists and turns to hold my attention and finish it in - what is for me - an acceptable amount of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agnes | 12/20/2012

    " Very convoluted story of banking espionage involving the government and a Ponzi scheme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/18/2012

    " My first book by this author. I've already gone to the library to pick up another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurt Young | 11/7/2012

    " First book by Grippando I've read, I believe. Enjoyed it, though characters kept getting added. Ultimately I felt a little cheated by the bad guy, because we weren't given enough info about him to make a fair assessment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/14/2012

    " Complicated plot. Somewhat hard to follow; therefore not too memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 7/12/2012

    " As far as Grippando novels go this is not one of my favorites. The plot tends to be a little confusing at times. I did not really enjoy the characters. There are some surprises at the end. Overall it is still a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrie | 5/18/2012

    " A below-average effort from Grippando, although to be fair, that's an above average effort for many authors. A rather ho-hum financial thriller that just didn't do much for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/26/2012

    " excellent book I really enjoy his work "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dixie | 4/8/2012

    " Wallstreet thriller involving a Ponzi scheme mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 3/26/2012

    " Timely, gripping and suspenseful with plenty of twists. Had to keep reading to see how it ended. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy Caine | 3/3/2012

    " Really enjoyed. Like the way Grippando interweaves his characters through his series of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 2/10/2012

    " Liked it, but his older stuff is better. Doesn't have the intense, can't-put-down quality of Money to Burn or Afraid of the Dark. "

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About the Author
Author James Grippando

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author with more than twenty books to his credit, including those in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max, who has no idea he’s a dog.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.