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Said the Spider
     

Said the Spider

4.8 6
by Earle E. Van Gilder
 

VENOMOUS INTRIGUE OF LUST, GREED AND BETRAYAL

Sophisticated crime syndicate parasites invade the normally solid foundation of Midwestern banking and generations of established manufacturing. Executives and management usually in control suddenly find they are masterfully manipulated into a web of irreconcilable personal and financial seduction.

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VENOMOUS INTRIGUE OF LUST, GREED AND BETRAYAL

Sophisticated crime syndicate parasites invade the normally solid foundation of Midwestern banking and generations of established manufacturing. Executives and management usually in control suddenly find they are masterfully manipulated into a web of irreconcilable personal and financial seduction.

From the traumatic discovery at the river's edge to the eventual confrontational conclusion Said The Spider seduces greedy, gullible and unsuspecting prey into a deadly and graphic whirlwind of corporate disaster leading to murder, suicide and revenge.

The early exploits of the juvenile crime spree by a youthful mastermind who cleverly manipulates his prey leads the reader to the ruthless genius manipulating the city. This drama of cause and effect with no escape from the temptations of lust, greed, and ignorance has been cleverly baited.

The corporate investigative agency and police sources enter almost too late to stop this whirlpool of turbulence as the bank Vice President's realize their own failure and the investors and corporation officers panic and retreat from the coming Armageddon.

As murder, suicide and monumental financial losses are exposed, the crime syndicate learns of an investigation which might interrupt their lucrative operation. Crime bosses will stop at nothing to successfully complete their artistic looting of a major bank and manufacturing complex.

Time is running out. Investigators are pulling pieces of the puzzle together. Corrupt and greedy bank executives are running for their lives. The syndicate is charging ahead in their goal of complete domination and eventual departure culminating in a surprise and conclusive end to fraud and murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432754334
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/23/2010
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Said the Spider 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DocLdy More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me right away and I could not put it down. Van Gilder really knows how to drag the reader into the book. He does an excellent job of making sure the reader knows the characters and his attention to detail is unique. I understand Van Gilder is also an artist and it shows in his book. He is able to "paint" each scene in his book so the reader can easily picture the action and environment around the characters. His vast experience and knowledge of crime and investigation is obvious. Before I had even finished reading this book, I was convinced it would make a very successful movie. I can not wait for his next book which will be coming out soon!!
tweezle More than 1 year ago
"Said the Spider" is a brilliantly written thriller that should make your "must read" list for this year!! I found myself captivated from the beginning and devoured the book within a matter of hours. I couldn't put it down because I HAD to know what happened next. Then ending is memorable (I LOVED IT!!) and the characters and storyline a very realistic. I'm very excited that Mr. Van Gilder is making this a series. He has completed two more books in the series that I MUST get my hands on!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading two great, similar books: "Said the Spider" and "True Grit". Both books are simply told crime stories. "Said the Spider" set in present day, "True Grit" set a century ago. Things haven't changed much. Most criminals, current and former, are still not the sharpest tools in the shed! Though completely different stories. . .white collar crime vs. cowboy crime, both readings were uncomplicated, nicely paced, the right number of interesting characters. I was compelled to continue reading both novels to find out how they ended. I understand "Spider" author Earle Van Gilder, has written two more novels, continuing his private-eye story line, ready to be published. Can't wait to continue reading Mr. Van Gilder's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Van Gilder made the characters real. Even the "bad guys" were very interesting. The settings were detailed and very clear. I want to read more about the characters and I hope Van Gilder brings them back in his next book. Never thought I would like a mystery novel so much.
JenSmith More than 1 year ago
I think a book is good when I feel like I am in the story and know the characters. This is that book. The building of the characters was fantastic. This was an easy read and I couldn't stop! Each page gripped me more than the one before. Wonderful, wonderful book. I can't wait for the next one to hit the shelves!
MrsRowdy More than 1 year ago
Said the Spider reaches out and captivates its audience from the very opening sentences! It's the kind of book you can't put down because you are dying to find out what happens next. VanGilder does a superb job of building believable characters and weaves a tangled web of tales that will keep readers guessing all the way through. Said the Spider makes an excellent book club choice, as it will foster deep and lively discussion! The book is not the genre I usually read, but I was thoroughly engaged and thrilled by its fully developed characters and action! It is a must read! I can't wait to read VanGilder's next book, Gumshoe Diary! Mrs. Rowdy