Federal by Hotse Langeraar
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FEDERAL is a cunningly crafted financial thriller as it takes its readers deep into the hidden world of high finance, sub-prime scandals, and political deception.

The story follows Stephen Vinson, an exceedingly successful investment banker, from the frenzied fast paced chaos of the trading floor, to his international dealings with some of the world’s largest financial institutions. But when an innocent back-office error occurs, he is confronted with the startling and exceptionally unique opportunity to penetrate the hidden inner circles of those who silently control the wealth and power of the United States and much of the free world. And as he enters this obscure realm of unsurpassed privilege and immense power, Stephen comes face to face with the brutal strength and ruthless supremacy of the elusive and secretive Parent.

It is this mysterious Parent who, unknowingly and far from the public eye, truly rules our financial and political world. It orchestrates domestic and international affairs as it sees fit, creating conflicts and crises, wars and panics, so as to politically and financially benefit its members. Stephen unwittingly enters a world of corruption and fraud at levels unimagined and learns about government collaboration with known terrorists, and how the supply and/or disruption of essential commodities are used as instruments to redistribute the wealth of entire nations. And he learns the terrible lengths at which the Parent will go to reach its goals and what happens to those who oppose them. Finally he realizes that what he thought was trusted and sacred in our society, in reality is prearranged and manipulated.

Realizing he is in way over his head amidst this dangerous group, Stephen is forced to pay a dreadful price and becomes a man on the run. His personal life destroyed, his business ruined and branded a terrorist himself, he knows the Parent will stop at nothing to recover the evidence he obtained and silence him in the process.

'Federal reminds me of my old friend Robert Ludlum with its amazing story, characters and dreadful thrills...' -- Alan RINZLER, author/publisher/editor

'This thriller will likely hook readers from the get-go ...' -- KIRKUS Reviews

'Federal is a well-thought-out piece of fiction that draws on both the historical and the contemporary to make its villains and their villainy believable.' -- ForeWord/Clarion Reviews.

About Hotse Langeraar

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Published October 1, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 323 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Langeraar takes readers into the depths of Wall Street, the Federal Reserve and international corporate corruption, but he makes sure that readers who aren’t steeped in the ways of finance will understand the action.

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Readers holding any of these points of view, however, should take into consideration the author’s final notation: this is “a fictional book.” If the first half of the novel is a bit dry and heavy on the financial details of the conspiracy, the second half is an old-school adventure with firefig...

Oct 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Federal (Volume 1)

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