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The Gravy Train
     

The Gravy Train

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by David Lender
 

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Finn Keane is a novice investment banker who helps an aging Chairman try to buy his company back, while the ruthless Wall Street sharks who drove it into bankruptcy do all they can to stop them so the Wall Streeters can carve it up for themselves.

Overview

Finn Keane is a novice investment banker who helps an aging Chairman try to buy his company back, while the ruthless Wall Street sharks who drove it into bankruptcy do all they can to stop them so the Wall Streeters can carve it up for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612182278
Publisher:
Thomas & Mercer
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Lender writes thrillers based on his over 25-year career as a Wall Street investment banker. He draws on an insider's knowledge from his career in international mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch, Rothschild and Bank of America for the international settings, obsessively driven personalities and real-world financial intrigues of his novels. His characters range from David Baldacci-like corporate power brokers to Elmore Leonard-esque misfits and scam artists. His plots reveal the egos and ruthlessness that motivate the players in the business world, as well as the inner workings of the most powerful of our financial institutions and corporations.

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Gravy Train 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Pickupgirl More than 1 year ago
This isn't a book I'd have picked up, except that I read Lender's Trojan Horse on a recommendation. The Gravy Train is set in a tough world with hard characters. Then you meet Finn, get to know him, and his new friend Nick, and enjoy a developing warm friendship. Then you meet Cassie, and wow! This is not your ordinary girl, or your ordinary romance. I've never read anyone quite like this guy. He writes guy books for girls! And he keeps you rooting for the lovers as well as the ones who wear the white hats! And his books have a message. Something here for us all. Buy it! Read it!
GordonS More than 1 year ago
I read this after Lender's Trojan Horse. This little book shows the dark side of the finance game in a way I've never seen it. It's similar personalities to the original "Wall Street" movie. These characters are more realistically drawn, however. The story has good pacing and an artfully crafted plot with enjoyable turns. Buy it and enjoy.
DickeyDiver More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent follow-up to Lender's Trojan Horse. It's different in many ways, but his command of the Wall Street type is a constant. The finance is only peripheral to the story, so it didn't get in my way. I liked his characters, their dialog, the settings, the plot and the surprise curveballs. Buy and enjoy without question.
Londonlit More than 1 year ago
One of the most engrossing, educational and fun reads I've had in a while. A gritty, Wall Street story of greed, good and evil and even some romance. And a real-to-life romance. Not some flitty B-story, but one with some depth and complexity of character. But the main event is the clever, twisty plot, and how the remarkable Finn and Nick fight against greater forces. In the end, it's a real-life result.
International More than 1 year ago
This is Wall Street. You must read this if you are interested in the personalities that created the Global Financial Meltdown. I enjoyed the story, which is engrossing, the characters, who are human and in some cases touching and abhorrent, and the pace of the plotting, which is devilishly clever and painstakingly well thought-out. Read this. You won't regret it.
AlLikely More than 1 year ago
A fast read, and fast-paced. A nice story, wound around a really nasty villain and a team of a young MBA and an old man who's doing his swan song deal to save his company.
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