The Vig by John M Nuckel

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The Beginning of the most corrupt decade in the history of Wall Street was a good time to steal a little bit of money from a lot of people. Frank McGinley, a trading floor specialist with a fondness for vodka, uncovers a scam to skim money from traders accounts and accepts forty grand to look the other way. He has no idea he's landed in the middle of an ongoing federal investigation of a Ponzi schemer turned violent. The Vig is the story about the seamy side of Wall Street rarely seen by the public. Deals are made on a barstool not a boardroom. They're sealed with a handshake and broken with a fist-or sometimes a gun. To stay alive, Frank will have make a deal with the Feds, survive torture from a beautiful assasin, and outwit a criminal mastermind who has left a trail of bodies behind him for twenty years.

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This novel was written by a true Wall Street insider. A former trading floor broker, equity option specialist and managing partner of a risk arbitrage firm. He's known hedge fund managers and wise guys and the simple truth is, there isn't much difference between them. The two may never cross paths but they cling to the same truth: the money is made in the Vig.
Published December 10, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 206 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Before he has a chance to bank it, he gets swept up in a Justice Department/Securities Exchange Commission sting—Nuckel is good with detailing the mechanics of skimming, not to mention pungent when it comes to overdrinking: “He felt himself sinking…The falling feeling was his companion”—that find...

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