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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing & Media (April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971082626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971082625
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,250,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

After extensive research in the fields of financial and biological terrorism, Peter Senese's 'War On Wall Street' illustrates that even under the most stressful hardships the human spirit has the ability to grow and flourish.

More About the Author

I love to write and really enjoy good storytelling. As a working author, I find it important to write about topics that are current to today's society and interests that surround our lives. I also recognize and embrace that the world is becoming more closely connected, and that we truly are becoming global citizens. Having a keen interest in issues that impact the world, a great deal of my fiction writing evolves around global issues. In this context, I am a historical fiction writer focusing primarily on geopolitical issues.

In 'The Den of the Assassin' my writing efforts focus on international finance and terrorism. I believe it is one of the best written, accurate, and current post 911 espionage thrillers written. From the current resurgence of former-KGB hard-liners in Russia and the corrupt oligarchs who control the black-market of the weapons trade, from the isolationist mountains of North Korea to the sweeping deserts of the Middle East, from the hidden agendas behind the Forbidden City, from the looming specter of biological warfare to the ways in which terrorists hide and wash their money, from the arcane methods by which corporate America funds itself to the inner workings of Wall Street's war rooms, to democratic nations' use of sophisticated computer systems such as PROMIS and PISCES, 'Den Of The Assassin' is an informative, compelling, spin-tingling international espionage thriller that will keep readers turning through the pages. And if you are a New Yorker or love New York, you will then quickly realize just how much I love my hometown, too! The paperback version of The Den of the Assassin will be re-released (second edition) on E-book in September of 2011. Previously, this thriller was released right before I was unexpectedly forced to chase the cyclones of international child abduction. It is only now that I have the ability of releasing this novel in the manner to which it should have been released.

'Chasing The Cyclone' is perhaps the most meaningful book I have or will ever write. It was both the hardest and easiest story to share. 'Chasing The Cyclone' is a story of international parental child abduction and a father's unending desire to find, protect, and unite with his abducted, defenseless son. I mention that it was the 'hardest' story because the story is drawn from my experiences as a Chasing Parent who was unexpectedly forced to race to the other side of the world in search of my own child. And surely it was the easiest story to write because this novel is based upon my experiences and familiarity of having to attempt to find and bring home a child who was criminally abducted Which I did. Safely. I am certain that readers will find this story the quintessential page-turning legal thriller while never losing sight that 'Chasing The Cyclone' is a love story.

My recent E-book release that I co-authored with Carolyn Ann Vlk titled 'The World Turned Upside Down' is the most current resource guide on international parental child abduction. Much of the material contained in this extensive resource guide is based upon groundbreaking research that Carolyn and I conducted. By using the E-book format, we intend to update the guide as new and relevant information becomes available. Having gone through this terrible ordeal that is hard for any parent that has not experienced having a child taken abroad to understand, I found it important to become a voice, in my own way, to the cause of child abduction prevention. My activities in this arena have been extensive and geared toward having new abduction prevention laws passed and implemented. 'The World Turned Upside Down' is available for purchase on E-commerce sites; however, it is also available for free download on my official website.

'Cloning Christ' was conceptulized during the time I spent in New York's 'Ground Zero' during 911. During one particular night, I lost my faith in God and did not understand how HE could and would allow for such a disaster to occur. While spending the evening inside a church, essentially speaking my anger-filled mind at God, I soon realized that HE did not abandon us. And so, at sometime in the middle of the night and into the early part of the morning, I wrote a very detailed outline and synopsis of 'Cloning Christ'. And for those of you who may want to know where the title originates from - well it was inside Trinity Church - that sits high on Wall Street, where this all took place.

'War On Wall Street' was written during the time my son was getting ready to enter the world. At that time, I had come down with a serious form of cancer, and I did not know if I was going to survive. So, regardless of the material objects I would have been able to leave my son, if I passed, he would only know me through pictures. So I wrote this story for him. And in it, unquestionably, I do speak to Tyler.

In addition to these published works, I am pleased to announce that in the near future I will release the sequel of 'The Den Of The Assassin' in the global thriller titled 'Predators Games'. I also will release my first satire titled 'The Production', which is a witty story of the zany worlds of film production and publishing. And finally, I am excited about the release of 'Cloning Christ's' sequel, 'Quest'.

Speaking of writing and reading, I am a strong supporter of literacy programs and public libraries everywhere.

Lastly, if you read any of my books, and if you listen carefully, you very well may hear the voice of a father telling his son how much he loves him.

Customer Reviews

Senese has a way of putting the reader right into the action.
In his story, Senese exposes in detail how Limited Partnerships have the ability to ravaged our financial markets in a clear and precise manner.
Shiela Rogers
Peter Senese is my cousin and although bias may be suspect, I vow to give Peter's book a fair and honest review.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
WAR ON WALL STREET is a masterfully written analysis of several current concerns that all Americans face today. In this novel, it is evident that Peter Senese's understanding of medical, financial, and political history runs deep. The observations made are thought provoking, detailed in presentation, but not overloaded, and solution oriented. What's best about WAR ON WALL STREET is how the author clearly confronts the reader with a series of real issues, wraps them into a high-stakes thriller, and leaves you wanting more, but satisfied with what you received. I am not sure I have read anyone whose writing style is similiar to Senese's. This is a brilliantly written novel. As I turned the pages I was able to visualize everything. My copy of WAR ON WALL STREET is in high demand on my Trading Floor. Well done!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julie Stenson on January 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
War On Wall Street is not for the feable minded or the impatient reader. The technical aspects described in the book slow the reader's attention a bit. Some may say this was necessary, and it is correct that I have learned some things I was not aware of that I will find useful. This is my only negative comment about Peter Senese's fiction work.
On the positive side, once the pace builds, and you get threw the financial aspects of the story, you are right in the middle of a moving, page turning thriller. The story in itself is well written and current. I personally am not a big fan of espionage books, so my review may be biased. However, I am a New Yorker, and this is a New York book!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 2002
Format: Hardcover
'War On Wall Street' accuratly brings the reader through a New Yorker's New York with a sense of brash boldness that's underbelly is filled with insecurity and uncertainty - and isn't that the human spirit? For those of us who consider ourselves 'New Yorker's', this novel is a wonderful examination of life in the city.
I was particularly impressed with how the author, Peter Senese, was able to handle the most technical financial transactions in a way that allows all readers to understand the breathe and scope of Wall Street.
In Peter Senese's 'War On Wall Street', I found a very intersting subliminal message, one that I wondered about as I read through the novel. It seems at times that the author may be talking to Tyler Cain, the story's main character about the very insecurities and uncertainties that we all face. This set of lessons, if I may, is executed brilliantly.
As for 'War On Wall Street's' espionage storyline, I will say this: read this book carefully. It is a wonderful story, and a sincere examination of the human spirit.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I was finally able to get a copy of this much anticipated book, and to my surprise, it surpassed my high expectations. From what I understand, Orion Publishing & Media had decided to withold 'War On Wall Street's' anticipated release due to the close proximity of events regarding September 11th, 2001. After reading Peter Senese's most insightful book, I could completely understand why the publisher choose to delay the book's release date.
In 'War On Wall Street' Peter Senese takes the reader through the predatorial world of global finance in a manner the press is now reporting due to the ongoing war on terrorism. The author clearly illustrates how finanacial terrorism is the basis for any acts of terrorism that this country faces. Tying in past and present historical events, Senese's 'War On Wall Street' educates the reader on a host of issues, including biological terrorism, finanical terrorism, capital market subterfuge - and faith.
The reader is drawn into a unfolding set of circumstances that allows for a careful, but stirring read. The events that are discussed in Peter Senese's fictional work are of great interest to all persons, and I suggest it to all persons who enjoy crime/espionage works of fiction as well as anyone interested in a modern day love story. I found myself rooting for Senese's protagonist - Tyler Cain, and his cleverly developed associates, though there were times that I questioned each characters motives - which only made me want to read further - quicker.
If I had to compare Peter Senese's work, I would have to say that it is a cross of Grisham meets Griffin meets Clark. The only difference is that I walked away understanding certain aspects of the financial market that I never would have realized.
The book really works.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
A suspenseful pace is unmistakeably set in "War On Wall Street's " opening pages as a plane soars through the sky in route to New York City. Page after page, Peter Senese created a terrific suspense thriller that brings you into all that is New York. What awaits Tyler Cain, a seasoned banker working on Wall Street, is something he could never have been prepared for.
"War On Wall Street" is a masterfully developed story obviously based upon many historical events.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doug on April 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
In an astonishing expose' of the internal nuiances of Wall Street, Peter Senese's novel War On Wall Street brings to the attention of his audience an accurate description of how scandelous opportunities exist in today's financial marketplace. As a practicing securities lawyer, I was very impressed with how the author handled a significant amount of information and delievered it in a way that made sense for both the familiar as well as the novice investor.
The story of War On Wall Street is about a banker who is attempting to change the way the healthcare industry operates - which in itself, is no easy feat to tackle. With a sense of clarity and descriptions juxtaposed with looming violence, Senese provides the reader with a strong portrayal of where America's medical and political industry went wrong, and provides a very interesting solution to the ongoing dilemma. The protagonist in the story, Tyler Cain, a fairly young successful executive who made a bet he cannot back away from - which is similiar to many individuals who partake in the Merchant Banking game. And it is this bet that leads to the potential downfall of Cain, his partner Judge Weissman, and those who work at the predatorial Orion Capital Management. At the end of his 'deal' awaits 'The Father', who, so it appears, is a real-life former Soviet Union General who is intent of destroying America; however, with funds needed to continue his own international terrorist network nearly depleted, Orion Capital's Unicare HealthCare - Cain's 'deal', becomes the first target in this intricate web of deceit that leads to a true 'hostile takeover' of Cain's clandestine healthcare company. Leading to further problems is the threat that this former general is in possession of a biological chemical able to destroy thousands of lives - a threat the madman has every intent to attempt. On a personal level, I enjoyed this book.
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