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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (69 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Conway Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781482974843
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Drew Havens made a killing for the Rising Fund, which, thanks to his prognostications, was the only hedge operation to anticipate and capitalize on the mortgage crisis of 2008. For Havens, it’s always been about the numbers. He sees things others can’t, from the collapse of the American real estate market to the multibillion-dollar rise of his ruthless and charismatic boss. Havens is now rich beyond his dreams, but his work at the Rising Fund has cost him his marriage. And now it may cost him his life.

It starts with the brutal murder of his young protégé and, over the course of six explosive days, six other brokers around the world, each killed after executing a trade linked to the Rising Fund. As the violence escalates from South Africa to São Paulo, Hong Kong to Berlin, Havens frantically tries to construct a model that will reveal the catastrophic event that only he can see coming—and confirm that his boss and the Rising Fund are at the center of it.

The Last Trade
is a relentlessly entertaining, adrenaline-fueled thriller about the forces that shape our culture—and a lone man desperate to achieve redemption. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The Last Trade is an instant classic of the genre, a thriller you open on the runway and don’t put down until you’ve crossed quite a few time zones.”

    Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of We Are All Weird

  • “[An] impressive first thriller…Sobieski [is] the financial world equivalent of Lisbeth Salander…Offers a compulsively readable look into the arcane world of high finance.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Conway, himself a hedge-fund manager, writes under a pseudonym for protection, and his experience lends an authenticity to the story…[and] generate[s] considerable suspense to go with the financial detail.”


  • “Fascinating…Credit debut author Conway…for a premise that layers the threat of international terrorism onto the world’s considerable anxiety over a global economic collapse.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • The Last Trade is an intricately woven thriller of our time, laced with the menacing effects of uncontrolled globalization, tumultuous financial markets, and destabilized technology, simultaneously gone awry with harrowing consequences.”

    Pip Coburn, author of The Change Function

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 12/11/2013

    " Poorly written. I don't know that this author is a writer but the subject was so interesting and I did not guess the killer at all. Great ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 11/29/2013

    " I loved this book! It's fast-paced, and holds your interest from the first page to the last. I hope to read more from this author in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 11/17/2013

    " An excellent, suspensful thriller. If you like conspiracies and international plots, this one is for you! It even has high flying kicks, although it doesn't have quite enough chase scenes, I'm sure they'll fix that when they make a movie version. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/23/2013

    " In Madoffesque style, international intrigue, finance and terrorism. Fast paced read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 7/3/2013

    " Even after the Bernard Madoff fiasco, did not believe this mystery about a global financial catastrophe. Guess it could happen, but hope not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/14/2013

    " This book is like french fries - quick, easy to read and easy to like. I zipped through it but it kept my attention until the end. This will no doubt become an action movie very soon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 12/10/2012

    " audio -- I tried but I do not know enough about 'the market' to enjoy the discussions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greta | 10/23/2012

    " Just couldn't stay engaged. I thought the characters had a synthetic quality that I just couldn't get past. Original subject matter, but little depth. Also, the story moved too slowly for a thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mhd | 7/23/2012

    " Very technical financial conspiracy/terrorism thriller. It does make you think about what causes stock market fluctuations. It has its moments and the last 40% is very good, but that first 30% seems awfully technical. My favorite character was killed early on and that's always sad, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 7/8/2012

    " I liked this thriller, didn't love it. It could be that I don't understand the Long and Short thing in derivatives trading and that was a bit less interesting to me. Liked the characters and thought their flaws made them more intriguing. Well plotted. "

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About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.