"Banker with some responsibility for shooting down Iranian airliner now builds, brings down own firm while waring over real estate wit New England blue-blood ex-teacher and sister of NY Fed president. Admirable acknowledgement of problems of control even for well-meaning financial participants and avoidance of simplistic moral judgment."
"Under the Henry Higgis-like tutelage of a biplane-flying financier, a writer transforms into a fixed-income trader (reversing the path of some of the authors on this list)with results both amusing and philosophically probing."
"Not truly a thriller, exactly, but a very amusing tale of exploitation, practical jokes, suppressed fury and revenge among a freshman class of analysts at an I-bank. Will be very familiar and amusing to anyone whoÂs had that singular experience."
"Manhattan power couple's hedge fund-fueled rise is accompanied by unexamined risk-taking, personal moral and financial. Somewhat stereotypical characterization counterbalanced by graceful prose,insight into that world of seemingly limitless privilege."
"Latest in 'Christian Gillete" series, as Everett Capital CEO weighs V.P. run with first African-American Pres. nominee, vies with secret and powerful white right-wing cabal. Fast-paced and intriguing."
"On the verge of the recent financial crisis, traders desperately try to unwind their exposure, to the detriment of their trading partners. Refreshingly non-judgmental portrayals of "masters of the universe" whose mastery turns out to be decidedly limited."
"International consultant bribes and blackmails foreign powers into debt, uses leverage to further corporate, intelligence, & military interests. Don't know if fact or fiction, but an interesting read."