The Insider by Stephen Frey
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New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey writes thrillers of "ruthless financial terror" (Chicago Tribune), intricately plotted, fast-paced novels where "Grisham meets Ludlum on Wall Street" (USA Today). Now Frey has written his most exciting novel yet, taking us even deeper into the volatile world of raw ambition, million-dollar deals, and wide-eyed dreamers willing to risk everything for a profit.

Hungry to leave his dead-end banking job and to play in the big leagues, Jay West lands a coveted position with the powerful investment firm of Donovan & Lloyd, working for the influential, charismatic Oliver Mason, a deal-maker with the Midas touch, a fierce ally who handpicked Jay for the job. With the incentive of a million-dollar bonus at the end of the year, Jay strives to make his mark, unaware that he is stepping into an elaborate trap--baited with the seductive promise of power and influence.

Jay soon suspects that Oliver's stellar track record is more than a result of hard work or good luck. The man seems to have everything--not just fast cars and a luxurious home in Connecticut, but a violent temper, a strained marriage, and a boundless hunger for money and prestige. The stakes are raised when a trusted coworker is brutally murdered and the beautiful Sally Lane joins the team, a mysterious blonde with the ability to coax secrets out of others--while seductively keeping her own.

With a conspiracy of deceit and corruption beginning to close around him, Jay races to untangle the sordid lies that have quickly and too conveniently blackened his name. Trusting no one and remaining one step ahead of both the law and his unknown adversaries, Jay must rely on his own cunning and wits to stay in the game--and to stay alive.

With breakneck pacing from the opening bell, The Insider is a multilayered, action-packed thriller of wealth and the lust for it, heated passion and ruthless competition, survival and power--no matter the cost.

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About Stephen Frey

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Stephen Frey is a best-selling author of novels set in the financial world. He received a BS and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Frey started out his career working in mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan and served as a vice president of corporate finance at an international bank headquartered in Manhattan. Frey's first books were all standalone stories. It was with the publication of The Chairman in which he introduced the character Christian Gillette that Stephen Frey began writing a series with the same character. He published four books about Gillette and his ties to the private equity firm of Everest Capital. His novels include The Takeover, The Inner Sanctum, Absolute Proof, The Day Trader, The Fourth Order, Forced Out, Hell's Gate, and Heaven's Fury.
Published March 1, 2005 by Ballantine Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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