The Last Trade by James Conway

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James Conway has written the corporate thriller for our age, an age when the power of new media and the hunger of Wall Street converge to form a deadly entity capable of bringing the global economy to its knees.

Drew Havens made a killing for the Rising Fund, which, thanks to his prognostications, was the only hedge operation to anticipate and capitalize on the mortgage crisis of 2008. Havens sees things others can’t, from the collapse of the American real estate market to the multibillion-dollar rise of his ruthless and charismatic boss. Havens is rich beyond his dreams, but his work has cost him his marriage. And now it may cost him his life.
It starts with the brutal murder of his young protégé and, over the course of six days, six other brokers around the world, each killed after executing a trade linked to the Rising Fund. And as the violence escalates to an international level, Havens frantically tries to construct a model that will reveal the catastrophic event that only he can see coming—and confirm that his boss and the Rising Fund are at the center of it.

About James Conway

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JAMES CONWAY is a pseudonym for a hedge fund insider and a global strategy director at a major advertising firm. The Last Trade is Conway's first thriller. He lives in Mount Kisco, New York.
Published June 14, 2012 by Signet. 464 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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That murder brings onto the scene Cara Sobieski, who, as part of the newly formed Terrorism and Financial Intelligence task force, suspects that some sort of Wall Street jihad approaches—a possibility Havens also suspects as he begins to understand Weiss’ cryptic jottings and as other murders of ...

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But when the action opens in October 2011, Havens, who’s uncertain about his career choice, worries about the possibly dangerous direction the fund is taking, based on cryptic messages about strange trading activity from his protégé, Danny Weiss.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Having two chapters of confrontation and violence that mimic each other in format if not in the exact scenario or in the characters involved also dilutes the climax at the book's end.

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My San Antonio

The omen, named after the 1937 Hindenburg airship disaster, occurs when numerous stocks hit their 52-week highs at the same time a high number of stocks hit their 52-week lows.

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