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4.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Martin Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Can I interest you in saving America?

That's the text message Peter Fallon receives from a Wall Street bigwig. It's not a challenge he can turn down, especially since the country is in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The stock market is wobbling. The Chinese have stopped buying our T-Bills. If we don't get control of our deficit, our economic future looks grim.

But all may not be lost. Hidden somewhere in New York City is a box of 1780 bonds with a face value of $10,000, part of a series of bonds called New Emission Money. The Supreme Court is about to decide if these bonds still have value. If the decision is yes, those bonds, at five percent interest, will be worth a very pretty penny. A lot of very pretty pennies.

Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington, must find the box - and fast. Suddenly, their race against time becomes a race through time as Peter and Evangeline track the stories of New Yorkers whose lives have been changed by the bonds. They'll confront frightened booksellers, heartless businessmen, former flames, renegade treasury agents, and the Russian mafia....and all the while, they'll unravel the thrilling and inspiring origins of the City of Dreams.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosanne | 2/11/2014

    " In the William Martin tradition, a hunt for a missing bit of history, this time in New York City. I enjoyed all of these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/2/2014

    " Great historical fiction read. I enjoyed the NYC and economic history aspect and thought he did a great job of balancing the old and new story lines. I'm looking forward to reading some of his other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanna | 1/26/2014

    " Was a good adventure with a lot of history about how New York became the big city it now is. If you like a lot of detail, you'll enjoy this read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Huluriasquias | 1/17/2014

    " Wow. This novel is quite original and very entertaining in spite of its several flaws. (Which I won't describe here) I thought that the alternating chapters in the (far) past were going to be a drag but I ended up looking forward to them. First novel I read from this author. I'm going to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 1/13/2014

    " I always like reading William Martin. He is current yet historically inclined. He is funny and entertaining while giving readers insight into happenings from long ago. I enjoy him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/11/2014

    " Exciting story that blends some great present day action with three interesting glimpses of NYC's history. A nice way to get a history of New York with plenty of entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edie | 1/2/2014

    " These Peter Fallon books generally flash from scenes in the past to present day intrigue. For me, the best parts are the historical happenings. Guess I'm getting old because all the intrigue twists and turns get a bit muddled for me. Sigh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie Early | 1/1/2014

    " I just love William Martin. I read Back Bay while I was living in Boston and plan to read it again. I love the history and modern day relationship in his books. He does so much reserch to present acurate info. Great story telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy Rivers | 12/20/2013

    " This one felt like a promising premise, but sadly the characters surrounding this exciting suspense fell flat. The present was definitely much more fun than the Historical portions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/7/2013

    " I would have given this 4 stars if it hadn't started so slowly. Once it got rolling, though, I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the way the author worked in the 9/11 story in a very natural way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 11/25/2013

    " This book was definately not as good as his others. Cape Cod and Back Bay were way better!! It seemed like he was writing this book just just get another in this series. It wasn't as intricate as the others - disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cate | 5/11/2013

    " Entertaining. I enjoyed the historical take on NYC. A light, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Diaz | 2/15/2013

    " if you haven't read the peter fallon series you don't know what your missing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Rausch | 12/25/2012

    " Peter Fallon tracks Revolutionary War bonds through NYC history - the best in this series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/21/2012

    " His books are always a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 8/11/2012

    " Have read all of William Martin's books and very much enjoy his Peter Fallon series. I love the historical interface as the story goes along, so that you can picture the past in the present day surroundings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 12/19/2011

    " Amazing. Love that historical events were woven into the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/19/2011

    " Spectacular. I finished this several weeks ago, and some of the characters are still vivid in my mind. William Martin is, quite simply, an excellent story teller. If you have any interest in the history of New York or American money, or if you just like a good story, pick this up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/25/2011

    " Story toggles from present day to Revolutionary era Manhattan. Money, bonds, romance. Sweet and intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathrine | 11/7/2010

    " Great book. wonderful blend of historical fiction with mystery along with great characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 9/6/2010

    " Spectacular. I finished this several weeks ago, and some of the characters are still vivid in my mind. William Martin is, quite simply, an excellent story teller. If you have any interest in the history of New York or American money, or if you just like a good story, pick this up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 8/11/2010

    " This book was definately not as good as his others. Cape Cod and Back Bay were way better!! It seemed like he was writing this book just just get another in this series. It wasn't as intricate as the others - disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 7/31/2010

    " I would have given this 4 stars if it hadn't started so slowly. Once it got rolling, though, I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the way the author worked in the 9/11 story in a very natural way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/6/2010

    " Story toggles from present day to Revolutionary era Manhattan. Money, bonds, romance. Sweet and intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 7/5/2010

    " Amazing. Love that historical events were woven into the plot. "

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About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.