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The Protégé: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – July 25, 2006
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Stephen began his career in finance, working at JP Morgan's New York City office in the mergers and acquisitions department before moving to Washington, DC in 1999 to work at Winston Partners in the group's private equity business. At Winston he led the investment into and chaired three of the firm's portfolio companies.
His first 14 novels involved the financial world, beginning with THE TAKEOVER which was published by Penguin Putnam in 1995.
In order, his other works are: THE VULTURE FUND (1996), THE INNER SANCTUM (1997), THE LEGACY (1998), THE INSIDER (1999), TRUST FUND (2001), THE DAY TRADER (2002), SILENT PARTNER (2003), SHADOW ACCOUNT (2004), THE CHAIRMAN (2005), THE PROTEGE (2005), THE POWER BROKER (2006); THE SUCCESSOR (2007), THE FOURTH ORDER (2007), FORCED OUT (2008), HELL'S GATE (2009) and HEAVEN'S FURY (2010). The first four novels were published by Penguin Putnam, the next 10 by Random House, the next 3 by Simon & Schuster and Stephen is published by Thomas & Mercer.
Stephen lives in northern Virginia, is an avid fisherman and has three wonderful daughters: Christina, Ashley and Gabriella.
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It's not necessary that you read "The Chairman" before reading this novel, but I would recommend that you do.
Stephen Frey has been on my 'must read' list for a couple years now and with this latest financial thriller, he'll be staying there.
Christian Gillette is saga continues in this work of fiction,he is the CEO of Everest Capital a private equity fund Mr. gillette assumed this position after the founder and former chairman is killed in a plot to takeover Everst Capital there was a attempt on christian life also but was foiled.
The chairman seems to have everything going for him he is one of the youngest Ceo has just put the finishing touchs on the biggest private equity funds ever 15 billion dollars, named one of the top fifty bachelors in peoples magazine and has a hot popstar girlfriend and of course all kinds of money. But they do not realize all the stress and problems that come with running this firm. But mr. gillette has some help with a real up and comer David wright who is on his way to becoming partner but unknown to christian david has a dark secret that could prove to be the demise of he equity funds. Then there is Allison Wallace who comes from a mega-rich family who wants to invest 5 billion into the new fund with the stipulation that Allison is made a partner, she seems hell bent on being the next Ceo.
Christian is also approached by a couple of men from a secret goverment agency who want to hide a company that is specializing in nanotechnology research in one of the companies owned by Everst Capital and in exchange for this they will deliverinfromation on the suspicious plane crash that resulted in the death of his U.S.Read more ›
Then there's another managing partner whose secret addiction has him feeding the mob information they can use against Christian, plus a shadowy government agency that promises to help Christian find out the truth about his U.S. Senator father's death in a plane crash.
And all of this in the first chapter!
This fast-paced book will have you turning the pages to see if Quentin Stiles, the man in charge of Christian's protection, can really keep him safe, whether Christian can really sort through all the people surrounding him to learn who really can be trusted--and who cannot! Frey paints believable characters that you can love one minute and hate the next. Christian is a powerful man who wants to do what's right--if he can only figure that out.
Frey allows you to feel the world Christian has so carefully built spin out of control as everything accelerates and those that he trusts most are isolated from him.
Armchair Interviews says: If you want to see good triumph over evil--even though there is a price to be paid--then this book is a must read.
I was eagerly awaiting this release ever since I finished The Chairman six months ago. I have got to say that I am a little disappointed. The Chairman detailed more of the inner workings of Everist and high-finance. This book is more action and less-plausible events, such as secret government agencies secretly killing Harvard scientists.
Overall, though, it is a short book and it was easy to finish. So if you don't like it, you won't feel like you wasted too much of your time...
A very dynamic novel developed in the world of the high finances with intrigues, industrial espionage, conspiracy and murders as main ingredients of the plot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Far less than what I expected! The way the story unfolded was so easy to predict, there was no climax in the story?!Published 11 months ago by Esmaeel M.
I have liked Stephen Frey's work since I first read his work, so liking this was no surprise for me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cutawayguy
Good story. I learn a bit about finance without realizing it . I'll read more of his work. All the bestPublished 20 months ago by Mike
This was a fast paced, ever changing page turner. Twists, turns and developments to keep you guessing. Thoroughly enjoyable read.Published on June 30, 2013 by Kstrom
I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down. You wanted to know what happened next. I would recommend!Published on June 13, 2013 by Terry Boer
Beginning was a bit slow....but it really took off near the middle! The characters are interesting...you definitly form opinions about them quicklyPublished on May 4, 2013 by Vicki Kimpton