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Timothy Van Bender, Yale graduate and hedge fund manager in Palo Alto, lives a magical life. One Tuesday, Timothy wakes to learn that his hedge fund has lost $24 million on a bad bet against the yen. With his company on the brink of collapse, he gets a call from his wife, who phones to say goodbye, moments before jumping off a cliff at Big Sur to her death. Timothy can't believe it - neither can the local police.

Then Timothy?s secretary Tricia shows up on his doorstep, claiming...

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Overview

Timothy Van Bender, Yale graduate and hedge fund manager in Palo Alto, lives a magical life. One Tuesday, Timothy wakes to learn that his hedge fund has lost $24 million on a bad bet against the yen. With his company on the brink of collapse, he gets a call from his wife, who phones to say goodbye, moments before jumping off a cliff at Big Sur to her death. Timothy can't believe it - neither can the local police.

Then Timothy’s secretary Tricia shows up on his doorstep, claiming to be his dead wife, and knowing secrets that only Katherine could know. Has he been given a second chance at happiness or is he being played for a fool in an elaborate scam that may cost him his life?

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Klein follows his well-received first novel, Con Ed, with a less than credible financial thriller. Timothy Van Bender, a Palo Alto, Calif., hedge fund operator, runs into a perfect storm of troubles, beginning with a "big bet" on the Japanese yen that goes bad and results in a loss of million overnight. Even more devastating, Katherine, his wife of 20 years, phones him from Big Sur to tell him that she's dying, then apparently jumps off a cliff to her death, though her body is never found. Meanwhile, Katherine has transferred ,000 of their money to an inaccessible shell company. Van Bender, who's always managed to slide by, puts up a brave front while hoping to recoup his loses as his assistant, Jay Strauss, frets, and his pretty receptionist, Tricia Fountain, sympathizes. Van Bender eventually traces the money Katherine transferred to Dr. Clarence Ho, who promises he can restore his wife. There are manifold twists, but they fail to convince as Van Bender staggers to his fate. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781743113455
  • Publisher: Bolinda Audio
  • Publication date: 5/25/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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