Clawback by Mike Cooper
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A tough, topical financial thriller that exposes the dark underbelly of Wall Street.

After a stint in the Middle East, black ops vet Silas Cade becomes an accountant"-the go-to for financiers who need things done quickly, quietly, and by any means necessary. Silas is hired by a major player to pay a visit to a hedge fund manager to demand clawback: the mandatory return of compensation paid on a deal that goes bad. But before Cade can tell his client that he got his ten million back, the guy turns up dead.

And he's not the first. Someone's killing investment bankers whose funds have gone south. Silas's scrubbed identity, and his insider's perspective, makes him the ideal shadow man to track down whoever's murdering some of the most hated managers on Wall Street. With the aid of a beautiful financial blogger looking to break her first big story, Silas tracks a violent security crew who may be the key to the executions. But as paranoia and panic spread, he begins to wonder: is the threat coming from inside the game-or out?

With breakneck pacing, nonstop action, and cutting edge details of today's financial intelligence technology, Clawback hurtles to its final twist, a gripping contemporary tale of shady finance, venal corruption, and greed run rampant.



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About Mike Cooper

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MIKE COOPER is the pen name for a former financial executive. Winner of a Shamus Award for his short fiction, he was also nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award for a previous novel, published under another name. He lives in Boston with his wife and two children.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Penguin Books. 395 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Silas Cade can field strip a Browning .50-caliber machine gun, and he can parachute from an airplane, but he’s done with Iraq and military life and has no interest in hired-gun Blackwater.

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Publishers Weekly

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In Cooper’s engaging if flawed financial thriller, Silas Cade, a former black ops soldier now working as a consultant, seeks “clawback” (“the mandatory return of compensation paid on a deal that later goes bad”) from shady investment managers, initially extracting $10 million on behalf ...

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New York Journal of Books

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“Mr. Cooper’s vivid writing brings every energy-charged scene to life, fueling this top-notch thriller on pure talent and adrenaline. . . . [a] pulse-pounding plot.”

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Huffington Post

Silas Cade lives off the grid as much as possible.

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The Boston Globe

May Lynn is Sue Ellen’s older friend, and even Sue Ellen realizes May Lynn would have grown up to be “the kind of girl that made single men turn their heads and take a deep breath and married men would wish their wives would catch on fire.” Daddy and good ole Uncle Gene want to “push her back in,...

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Boston.com

Reviews of ‘Edge of Dark Water,’ ‘Clawback,’ and ‘November Hunt’In the cityand the country,dark treachery - The Boston Globe U...

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Silas Cade is an accountant.

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