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HT Narea is the next John Grisham,
This review is from: The Fund (Hardcover)
International banker, HT Narea, has written a thrilling spy novel set in modern times with a modern plot that raises important concerns about U.S. and European financial systems. H.T. Narea says these financial systems have several fundamental problems and vulnerabilities that need to be addressed. His novel tells the apocalyptic story of what could happen if these risks are not mitigated.
As chance would have it, I was reading The Fund the day Osama Bin Laden was killed. Osama Bin Laden is the real-world equivalent of one of the characters in the novel. The Wall Street Journal reporting over the next several days after the death of Osama Bin Laden mentioned many of the items HT Narea describes in The Fund. In addition, one need only recall events such as the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy that triggered the collapse of the collateralized debt obligation house of cards, or the flash crash of May 6, 2010, to witness the fragility of the world's financial systems. Unfortunately, while the novel is fiction, the events and risks the book warns us about are quite real.
Not only does The Fund provide important education and history to warn readers about possible economic warfare, it is an engaging spy novel similar to those written by Robert Ludlum or John Grisham. Once I picked up the book, I could not force myself to put it down and I read it straight to the end. With its many twists, turns, action scenes, and suspense, the book is sure to become a movie success similar to The Firm by John Grisham.
To hear HT Narea talk about The Fund and what people can do to safeguard themselves from the vulnerable financial systems that are the foundation of the world economy, listen to his radio interview at [...]