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Posted June 25, 2013
The author was there everyday dealing with the bankers, traders, and sales desks. He makes the story interesting with a well developed story of murder. The first few chapters are a little slow, just getting all the financial terms sorted out. Then you reach a point where you do not want to put the book down. This book was excellent for a lay person, to help understand how Wall Street melted down in Oct. 2008.
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Posted July 28, 2014
This is the most realistic fiction book I have ever read, offering a true introspective look into the world of Wall Street, but also our society as a whole as it slowly decays. Through the use of a fictitious crime and characters the author was able to write a compelling and interesting read as well as comment on the overall society of Wall St. with its pros and cons.
Another great aspect of this book is its educational value in understanding the daily dealings on Wall St. (even with a Glossary in the back giving definitions to various financial terms) from a true knowledgeable veteran of "the Street." Further, the author's continual yet subtle defense of his former profession is admirable and his explanation of how the "meltdown" came to fruition is spot on--perhaps he should think about writing a non-fiction book about his former life.
All in all this is a great easy read even with dense financial background (the glossary does help if you're not familiar with financial jargon) and has a very interesting plot twist that you will just have to read for yourself!
Posted November 23, 2013
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