Silent Partner

Silent Partner

Book - 2003
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In the world of high finance, it's all about risk and return. With big risks come big rewards . . . and even bigger dangers. And no one knows this better than Stephen Frey. From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofTrust FundandThe Day Tradercomes an electrifying new thriller of money, mayhem, and murder. Angela Day has survived a rough past--from a hard-scrabble childhood scarred by the tragic deaths of her father and best friend, to losing custody of her only child to her adulterous ex-husband and his powerful family. But despite it all, at thirty-one, she's carved out a good career with Sumter Bank one of Richmond, Virginia's most venerable institutions. And now, summoned under mysterious circumstances to meet one of the world's richest entrepreneurs, it looks as if Angela may be on the threshold of a brighter future. "If you help me, I'll help you."This is Jake Lawrence's offer to Angela. A stock-holder in Sumter Bank, the reclusive multibillionaire is planning a takeover of a hot, new company--and he wants Angela to apply her considerable skills and charms to make sure it all goes smoothly . . . and secretly. In exchange, Lawrence promises to use his formidable influence to permanently reunite Angela with her son. For Angela, it's the one reward for which she would risk everything. And accepting Jake Lawrence's deal will mean doing just that, as his mind-boggling wealth and power come with the ultimate price tag: enemies everywhere have marked him for death. And anyone close to him is fair game. Now, as Angela prepares to broker the deal of her career, she's stalked by foes on every front. Then, after stumbling on evidence of an insidious conspiracy within her own company, she becomes a target for termination. Armed with the most volatile kind of inside information, Angela has the power to bring the dirtiest players down from the highest places. But they have the power to strike first--at the one thing most precious to Angela. Silent Partnerreaffirms Stephen Frey's reputation as a master of page-turning suspense in the world of big-money movers and shakers--where everyone has a price, and there's more than one way to make a killing.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine : 2003
ISBN: 9780345443267
0345443268
Branch Call Number: FIC Frey
Characteristics: 310p

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wyenotgo
Aug 03, 2015

An engaging story of high finance at its most vicious and the brutal treatment that can befall anyone who gets in the way of men with a lot of money and power. The weakness of the plot is that it requires a LOT of suspension of dibelief for a reader to accept the multi-layered deceptions and the trail of "collateral damage" -- e.g. numerous dead bodies, a helicopter destroyed by a missile.
It's roughly the same genre as Ian Hamilton's "Ava Lee" stories, but Hamilton does it better and Ava is a more compelling character.

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c210flyer
Feb 01, 2010

Enjoyed the book, would recommend.

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