The Millionaires

The Millionaires

by Brad Meltzer
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The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer

Two brothers.
Three Secret Service agents.
And millions for the taking.
Brad Meltzer, the author of the runaway bestseller The First Counsel, is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller-a tale of two brothers trying to hide in a world where your every step can be traced.

The Millionaires
It started as the perfect crime. Then it took a turn for the worse.
Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.

It's a foolproof crime. More important, for Charlie and Oliver, it's a way out of debt and the key to a new life. All they have to do is take the money.

But when they do, they quickly discover they've got a lot more on their hands than the prize. Before they can blink, a friend is dead-and the bank, the Secret Service, and a female private investigator are suddenly closing in. What invisible strings were attached to that account? How are the brothers going to prove they're innocent? And why is the Secret Service trying to kill them? Trapped in a breakneck race to stay alive, Charlie and Oliver are about to discover a secret that will test their trust and forever change their lives. This is Brad Meltzer at his most electrifying-a breathtaking, suspenseful story about two brothers chasing a dream that may cost them everything they hold dear.
The Millionaires

What would you steal if you couldn't get caught?

Author Biography: Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, and The First Counsel. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Cori.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446611923
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author


Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies.

He is also one of the co-creators of the TV Show, "Jack & Bobby" – and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.

His first non-fiction book, Heroes for My Son, is a collection of heroes – from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks – that he'd been working on since the day his son was born. This December, he'll be launching "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" on the History Channel. And his newest thriller, The Inner Circle, will be released on January 11, 2011.

Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all six of his novels. The First Counsel came next, which is about a White House lawyer dating the President's daughter; then The Millionaires, which is about two brothers who steal money and go on the run. The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are – literally – gambling on Congress. The Book of Fate is about a young Presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the 200-year-old code created by Thomas Jefferson that times them together. For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of two former Presidents, Clinton and Bush. His last book, The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel's father. Brad is one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel's family about the murder and, with his charitable site,, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was created.

His books have spent over ten months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: "Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig." In the Hebrew translation, it became: "Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse." We're not sure if it's a Kosher thing or what!

Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen's "Celebrity," co-wrote the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko's.

Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who's also an attorney.



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Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University

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The Millionaires 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
GEMMA32 More than 1 year ago
I am a new fan of this author, his books and now his show "Decoded".....and I very highly recommend his won't be disappointed! : )
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th Meltzer book I've read and my least favorite of the four. Some parts were very exciting but other parts really dragged and unlike the other Meltzer books, I didn't really care about the main characters. I guess I'm glad I read it but I would recommend other books first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists & turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brad Meltzer made the book as a fast pace book. Every chapter left you guessing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down for a while but it wasn't enticing in the last third of the book as it was in the beginning. The ending wasn't great and in fact disappointing. Not worth buying it but worth taking it out from a local library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author and I couldn't put it down. He really keeps you guessing.
Smileyjeepchick More than 1 year ago
Great book! Mr. Meltzer is an awesome read! Lots of unexpected twists!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, funny and always keeps you on your toes. This book is full of surprises and suspense. Its a real page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will read more for sure. It kept me interested and entertained. So glad I have found another author to add to my favorites list .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meltzer is my favorite author. A great comic book writer and a wonderful novel writer. This may be without a doubt my favorite book of all time. I didn't even pay attention to the fact that the book is almost six hundred pages long. I zipped through it. You love the characters. You don't want anything bad to happen to the characters. It is simply a great read. A real page-turner and knuckle-biter. My highest recommendation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's hard to find a book that's well written and a page-turner to boot! This one makes you love the characters right off the bat and keeps you reading way past bedtime. There's enough mental energy required to make it interesting throughout the story. This was my first by this author, but I've gone back for more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is entertaining throughout if thats what the reader is looking for. True there are some minor problems that may cause the reader to lose focus, but by the end of the book I wasn't able to turn the pages fast enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite authors. but this book was not good. By the 3rd chapter i gave up.. it was that dull.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If this had been Brad Meltzer's first book, I would never have been prone to read another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining but nothing special.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line starts off at a normal speed and gets faster paced, more convoluted, and entangled as it goes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe this book actually got a few bad reviews. After reading them, I had to write my own. I read this book 5 years ago and enjoyed it so much I would read it again. I definitely plan to read his other books based on this one. It is a real page turner, fast paced action book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this book in the bargin section at my local Barnes and Noble so I decided to buy it since I have already read all of the books that the 4 authors that I enjoy have written. I thought that this book was excellent, a real page turner, and would highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish this book at all. I read about 100 pages and finally I gave up. Was looking for some suspense and excitement within the novel, but to no avail. Too boring that I decided to just abandon it somewhere in the house.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a bad story but way to long and drawn out. When I had 50 pages to go I lost interest because the writing was so labored and slow. Action is supposed to be fast paced, The Millionaires wasn't.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Lots of twists and surprises. Loved it.
slugpuppy3 More than 1 year ago
I have read a number of Brad Meltzer's books; The Millionaires is by far his very best! Two hardworking brothers and a security agent treated badly by condescending bosses. Two greedy Secret Service agents. Three million dollars in a forgotten bank account that revert to the government if not claimed. A mother so far in medical bill debt that she'll never get out. Mix it all together and you have a page turning thriller you can NOT put down. Don't plan on sleeping!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As we drive to theater, dad tells me "You walk down the parking lot to a restrant for lunch. Heres $10. I'll pick you up at 3. Then I'll drive you to your lawn mowing job." Yes, I got 10 jobs a day for this summer. So I'll be going back to school with somthing like $4,600. My friends with freak, and I'll be the most popular (and rich) kid in the school. I'll go out to lunch and everything. OK, that was just a dream. I know I have to save up to become a millionare. "Got it dad." I answer, as I et out of thh car and grab the money. "OK, and don't get in trouble Joel!" He says back. I run to then entrance and open the door. I wonder where I'm supposed to go. I see an office labled manager, so I know. "Come in." A deep voice says. A bunch of words run through my mind as I open the door. 'OK, this is probably my new boss, so be polite. Don't say anything stupid. Don't make jokes'. I enter. "Oh, you must be Joel Cline." He says, holding his hand out to shake. I shake. This guy is looks pretty nice. He has a mustache and beard. He looks kind of old. Hes kind of like Santa Claus, actually (No kidding, if Alex were here, he probably would have mistaken him for Santa). "Yes. I'm supposed to be Garfeild?" I say it like a question. "Yep." He answers. "My name is Mr. Klaus. Just calk me that. I'm the theater manager." "Nie to meet you, Mr. Klaus." I say. "I don't exactly know what I'm supposed to be doing, since I just found out about this last night." "Don't worry, Jake." "It's Joel." I say. Opps. Was that not polite. Well, this guy seems ppretty nice, but, I mean, he's my boss and... "Sorry Joel." Whew. "So what you do is just hang around. After lunch you assist at the concession stand." He lloks confused. "Oh, and talk to fans. Thats the most important part." He winks. Well, I guess this is the start of my job.
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osaka More than 1 year ago
Another Hit! This book was very entertaining, especially the character Charlie and his witty comments throughout the book. Fast paced another great book from Brad Meltzer.