The Protege by Stephen Frey
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Having survived his rise to Chairman of Everest Capital, the world's largest private equity firm, and the ferocious attempts on his life that ensued, Christian Gillette finally seems safely perched atop the financial industry.

He's just accepted Everest's largest private investment, he's poised to takeover his ex-rival's sinking firm, and he's just embarked on his firm's most exciting venture to date, buying the NFL's newest team -- the Las Vegas Twenty-Ones. Plus, one of his young employees -- an ambitious deal maker named David Wright -- has caught his eye. Wright reminds Gillette of himself just a few years back, and he's drawn to the thought of teaching the wunderkind everything the ups and downs of the industry. But everything comes to a screeching halt when a shadowy man calls him to a meeting, requesting a favor and offering in return new information about Gillette's father and his still mysterious death.

Christian Gillette can't stand to be controlled, but he also can't afford to lose a chance at finally learning something substantive about his father's death. And as he becames more entangled with the strange deal, and the frantic pace of business continues without his full attention, he feels his grip on Everest weakening -- and soon realizes his life is once more in desperate jeopardy. When all signs begin to point to David Wright, Gillette realizes that his toughest decision as Chairman lies directly ahead...

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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 December 27, 2005 by Ballantine Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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The mob and a disgruntled competitor are trying to kill Christian Gillette, the charismatic, good-looking and wildly successful chairman of Everest Capital, a multibillion-dollar private equity firm.

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