Kindle Price: $4.99

Save $4.89 (49%)

Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Insiders (The Insiders Series Book 1) by [Hickman, Craig]
Kindle App Ad

The Insiders (The Insiders Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 192 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"

Length: 572 pages Word Wise: Enabled Matchbook Price: $1.99 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

The Last Days of Night: A Novel by Graham Moore
"The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore
Explore this featured title in Literature & Fiction. Learn more | See related books
click to open popover

Complete Series

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Editorial Reviews


Congrats to Chicago author Craig Hickman, finalist in the mystery/suspense/thriller category of the 2009 Indie Book Awards for his new novel, The Insiders--being adapted for a Hollywood film.

--Chicago Sun-Times

There's plenty of real-life fodder to write exciting non-fiction--think Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Bernie Madoff--but those scandals only skim the surface of how manipulation takes place. The Insiders captures the corporate world.
--Crain's Business

A great thriller! As good as anything on the market today.

--Rick Kogan, WGN/Chicago Tribune

If you want to delve beyond the front page news, read The Insiders--it is an eye opener.
--VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network

Financial malfeasance turns deadly when a brilliant businessman tries to uncover the ultimate insider traders. Wilson Fielder thought he knew his father. But when Charles Fielder is found in a coma after an apparent double murder-suicide attempt, his son soon learns that larger-than-normal problems haunt the family firm of Fielder & Co. Starting with a letter left by his unconscious father, Wilson begins to uncover a web of intricate insider trading, stock manipulation and blackmail that involves some of the most powerful executives in global finance...As Wilson learns more and picks up the crusade, he finds himself in the sights of ruthless and powerful wheeler-dealers who will stop at nothing to maintain and increase their wealth, and the power that accompanies it. In his debut thriller, Hickman, a management consultant (The Oz Principle, 2004) shows an in-depth knowledge of the corporate world from boardrooms to executive retreats, and offers an extremely detailed, realistic take on its inner machinations. However, he keeps the action moving, focusing as much on the perks of success as on the power plays--much of the book takes place in exotic places such as St. Moritz or in the blue-blood hangouts of Boston Brahmins. A well-crafted thriller. --Kirkus Discoveries

About the Author

Craig Hickman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, among them such blockbusters as The Oz Principle, The Strategy Game, Mind of Manager, Soul of a Leader, and Creating Excellence. His first business novel An Innovator's Tale led to a four-year turnaround assignment as CEO of Headwaters Technology Innovation, an international company based in Princeton, New Jersey. Prior to joining Headwaters, he founded the Management Perspectives Group, whose clients included some of the largest domestic and international companies such as Procter & Gamble, American Express, PepsiCo, Unilever, AT&T, Amoco, Nokia, Honeywell, and the U.S. Government. He earned his MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and has consulted for corporations and organizations around the world, lecturing abroad for the U.S. State Department, and serving as a member of the Board of Directors for several companies. He lives in Chicago. Visit his website at

Product Details

  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 572 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace; B001U897P0 edition (April 15, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001U897P0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By J. Lee on July 24, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm a fan of corporate thrillers, so when I saw all the 5-star reviews for this one I just had to get it. This is a decent financial-conspiracy-type corporate thriller. However, after reading it, I was a little surprised by all the "greatest book ever" type reviews. So, I just went back and looked at them, and this time discovered most of them are by reviewers who have only reviewed this one book or 'kid reviewers' hiding their identity. I'm not sure what that means - but it's definitely not usual. And though I enjoyed the book in general, it didn't live up to all of it's hype for me. (It's also, now that I started looking, featured on a lot of Listmania's with books from exceptional writers - which may have enticed me into purchasing it in the first place - and is a pretty well known scam of new authors.)

In any event, the premise of a young man trying to bring down a cladestine organization of the most powerful businessmen in the country is interesting. There's a lot of action - right from the start. However, on the downside it could have used some better editing. (it's a long book, unnecessarily so on occasion. It's also almost as if there's too much the author wants to convey. The backstory and current story cast of characters is also a bit long and occasionally unwieldy).

Bottom Line: A decent thriller. Those who like conspiracy theories and tales of the wealthy taking advantage of the masses will probably enjoy this one more than I. For those that prefer general financial corporate thrillers more - I'd recommend one of Joseph Finder's or Naked Option first.
4 Comments 108 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book was terrible. And it is easy to explain why.

1. Worse than implausible plot. A know-nothing Jason Bourne.
2. Numerous use of wrong homonyms. As if the book was dictated and a voice to text program was used.
3. Improper pronoun usage. It's bad enough when the uneducated do it, but for an author. Inexcusable.
4. Frequent errors on capitalization.
2 Comments 59 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I can usually find something to enjoy about most mysteries and I read a lot of them - 2 to 3 a week for over 50 years! I started with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew and worked my way up to Clancy, Grisham, etc.

I can honestly say this was the worst book I've ever read - I can read books that offer a point of view different from my own, but I don't like books that seem to be written simply to put forth a particular point of view. If I wanted to read that kind of a book, I'd read non-fiction (which I do). However, when I want to read fiction, I want to read fiction.

This book is a waste of time and money - and yes, I read it to its conclusion. The characters are vapid and the plot painstakingly transparent. Save your money for a real piece of fiction. The nicest thing I can say is that it follows the all too popular position of blaming someone else for your failures without taking responsibility. On the surface, the book seemed to take responsibility for its main characters, but if you read the entire thing, they simply blame others.
3 Comments 109 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The Insiders is the kind of book that will have you pondering for weeks after you finish reading. The plot and the characters are dynamic and entertaining, with all of the mystery and complexity one could ask for in a mid-sized novel. But the substance of the tale, and the reason it was written, I am guessing, is something of a call to arms. This is a story about exposing the elusive, entrenched, corrupt vested interests at the very top of our economic system. This task presents a tremendous challenge for the heroes in the book, with every sort of evil means being employed by the insiders conspiracy to to dissuade and destroy them. The unfolding process is fun and exciting because it's fiction, but it also lays bare the true-to-life methods and motives of these evil manipulators. The book is therefore a sort of indictment of our broken financial system, which rapes the producing classes and rewards the conspiring financiers. The reality of this problem is something that is pressing and relevant, and will remain to be dealt with long after the last page is turned. This awareness will stay with you and keep you in thought, and it will also make you yearn for the sequel. I read the book in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. It has a sort of Brad Thor, Tom Clancy feel to it, as the anatgonist behave at times like greedy businessmen, at other times as the mafia or as domestic terrorists. What else can I say? Buy it and read it.
3 Comments 93 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Read this book only if you like exchanges like this: "One more thing, I want access to the family chalet where it [the murder] happened." "Can't do that. It's a crime scene," Zemke said, his hard-bitten demeanor returning. Wilson turned around to squarely face the detective. "Who would you like me to call?" Zemke's eyes were suddenly on fire again, but he knew Wilson would eventually get what he wanted." The sentences are awful. And Zemke didn't know who Wilson was, so how would he know he would get his way. And what detective succumbs to the son of a murderer to get access to a crime scene. And I can't get my money back. Why didn't I stick with Elmore Leonard!!!
1 Comment 53 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Insiders (The Insiders Series Book 1)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Insiders (The Insiders Series Book 1)