Clawback: A Silas Cade Thriller [NOOK Book]

Overview

Someone is killing off Wall Street's shadiest financiers, and only Silas Cade can get to the bottom of it



With breakneck pacing, nonstop action, and cutting-edge details of today’s financial intelligence technology, Clawback offers a thrill-a-minute narrative set in the world of Too Big to Fail. Silas Cade, a black-ops vet and gray-zone contractor, is no stranger to ...
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Overview

Someone is killing off Wall Street's shadiest financiers, and only Silas Cade can get to the bottom of it



With breakneck pacing, nonstop action, and cutting-edge details of today’s financial intelligence technology, Clawback offers a thrill-a-minute narrative set in the world of Too Big to Fail. Silas Cade, a black-ops vet and gray-zone contractor, is no stranger to gunslinging or shady finance. After coming home from America’s wars abroad, he becomes an “accountant”—the go-to for Wall Street financiers who need jobs done quickly, quietly, and by any means necessary. Hired by a major player to visit a tanking hedge fund manager and extract ten million dollars in clawback—the mandatory return of compensation paid on a deal that goes bad—Silas instead discovers that someone is killing off bankers all over New York.


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Editorial Reviews

Thomas Perry
Clawback is a great guilty pleasure.  It has vivid but convincing action, a sympathetic protagonist with a specialty we haven't seen before, and plentiful antagonists we all have reason to despise. Buy it.”
Booklist
"Cooper, 'a former financial executive,' vividly renders a gossip-fueled world where self-important one-percenters begin to carry guns to protect themselves from murderous “peasants,” anarchists, and jihadists. Clawback has intriguing characters, knowing insights into the Wall Street demimonde, a blistering pace, lots of action, and some over-the-top derring-do that may attract Hollywood."
Craig Johnson
“Better than a bank with wheels, Clawback reads like a rollercoaster on a financial graph! Mike Cooper’s debut novel has a narrative that’s breezy and light, kind of like the fire that backdrafts under a door before it blows off the hinges.”
Booklist (starred review)
"Cooper, 'a former financial executive,' vividly renders a gossip-fueled world where self-important one-percenters begin to carry guns to protect themselves from murderous “peasants,” anarchists, and jihadists. Clawback has intriguing characters, knowing insights into the Wall Street demimonde, a blistering pace, lots of action, and some over-the-top derring-do that may attract Hollywood."
Brad Thor
"Mike Cooper’s Clawback is fantastic. If Tom Wolfe could channel Robert Ludlum, he would have written this novel. Think Bonfire of the Vanities meets The Bourne Identity and then kick it way, way up. Action, suspense, and tons of insider information. This is my kind of thriller and I can't wait for the next one. If you like Nelson DeMille, you will love Mike Cooper."
Josh Bazell
 "Sharp, invigorating and remarkably assured, Mike Cooper's financial thriller Clawback has done the unthinkable: it's made Oliver Stone's Wall Street look downright naïve.” 
Andrew Gross
"Clawback is smart and savvy, and paced like a bull market rally! Silas Cade is part Jack Reacher, part Seal Team Six in the Madoffian canyons of power and greed."
Kirkus Reviews
Silas Cade can field strip a Browning .50-caliber machine gun, and he can parachute from an airplane, but he's done with Iraq and military life and has no interest in hired-gun Blackwater. Instead, Cade reconnoiters Wall Street and uses covert tactics to recover missing millions. In Cooper's debut thriller, ex-special ops Cade has earned his CPA, decided not to bean-count and decided to apply his skill set to become a one-man lost-funds recovery operation. The story begins with a hiccup in Cade's business. Client Thomas Marlett is killed by a sniper, a murder happening at the same time Cade "claws back" Marlett's $10 million from an about-to-be-arrested fraud. In the Wall Street milieu where traders "have long ago left behind law, morality and the social compact," Cade doesn't lack clients. His next, Quint Ganderson, investment-fund managing partner, informs Cade that Marlett's fund was down 78 percent and two other CEOs of poorly performing funds are also recently dead. As Cade searches for the assassin, Clara Dawson inserts herself into his investigation. She's a financial blogger-journalist whose legwork has uncovered the fact Cade's no boring bookkeeper. By mid-tale, Cade's gone hand-to-hand more than once, dodged a shoot-out and arm-wrestled a helicopter before jumping into the Hudson River to save himself. Cooper's characters will probably populate sequels, not only Cade and Clara, but also Johnny, boyhood friend and high-velocity trader; Zeke, a hard-drinking, laconic former special-ops buddy; and Rondo, Clara's roommate and a gay martial arts expert. There's much snappy, half-cynical repartee reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood cinema, including snarks about the necessity of gun control, and a firefight aboard a mega-yacht followed by a jet ski-Zodiac water pursuit. Cooper sets the action in New York City, a locale he has down pat, from neighborhood diners to the only place it's legal to live on your boat. Arm a Hollywood hero with a Beretta and disposable cell, point him at a Gordon Gekko–type, and this book's big screen ready.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101568897
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Silas Cade Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 275,534
  • File size: 640 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Cooper is the pen name for a former financial executive. Winner of a Shamus Award for his short fiction, he was also nominated for an International Writers Award for a previous novel, published under another name. He lives in Boston.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    financial greed turns deadly

    At a time when noone trusts hedge fund managers and other big money manipulations, this book taps into that paranoia. The plot is original and the characters somewhat believable. Only the credibilty of high speed chases through New York City seems dubious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Excellent read

    If you are a jack reacher fan it will be very hard not to like silas cade fast paced and a great read I highly recommend it

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