GOLD STREET ISBN: 9780983686606, Pollux Press, by Kathy T. Kale is a thriller structured upon the contentious attitudes and opinions that exist with respect to the importance and even need for existence of the Federal Reserve Board.
Tyler Madison, son of a conservative Texas Senator with whom he no longer equates, has been seriously affected by his young sister's demise. He has left college, becomes involved with two computer `geniuses' and writes a blog against the existing economic system, specifically blaming the Federal Reserve. He is injured in an accident and his identification is discovered days later only through an anonymous call. His mother Jill, flies in, he recovers and refuses to stay in the hospital, returning to his rooms shared with his friends. His blog attracts an increasing number of readers and he eventually attracts the attention of a presidential candidate with explosive results. His activity also adversely involves: his mother who already is carrying a heavy psychological load and is a recently reformed alcoholic; Alexandria, his medical student sister; Blaze, his father who incidentally has a former wife, Rebecca and daughter who aid in his campaign; his aunt Juli an efficient, opinionated, successful financial adviser. Additionally active in the mix are Juli's unusual butler/man Friday; Jared, a shadowy questionable FBI agent who has a history with the family and constantly is popping up; another questionably helpful agent, some police, a bag lady, and a couple of sinister individuals.
The author has done a remarkable job of weaving these varied characters into an intriguing web and simultaneously presented a quite knowledgeable picture of the down side of the Federal Reserve System. The book is recommended not only for being an appealing thriller but as a stimulating discussion of a contentious economic program.