Book Reviews of The Chairman

The Chairman
The Chairman
Author: Stephen Frey
ISBN-13: 9780345457615
ISBN-10: 0345457617
Publication Date: 12/27/2005
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Suspenseful thriller, I even learned a little about investing.
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Really great. Corporate thriller
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This books was great. Would make an excellent TV Series.
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Can't put it down. Stephen Fey writes really good stories.
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Frey is a terrific writer. The world of high finance is the ultimate in mystery, skullduggery and action.
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Good guilty pleasure.
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When the legendary founder of New York's premier equity firm meets an untimely end. Thirty-six-year old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job. With power and prestige, however , come great risks. Gillette, is not surprised to find that he now has enemies who will stop at nothing to take his job--or even his life.
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Great corporate thriller!
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From back cover:
When the legendary founder of New York's premier equity firm meets an untimely end, 36 year old superstar Christain Gillette gets the top job. With power and prestige, however, come great risks. Gillette is not surprised to find that he now has enemies who will stop at nothing to take his job---or even his life. But Gillette is determined to bring the firm and himself to even greater heights--no matter how aggressive or ruthless he has to be--in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals, he forsakes the cardinal rule: Never trust anyone. To break a deadly conspiracy of greed, he'll be forced to walk an ever-blurring line between loyalty and betrayal, attack and retreat, survival and destruction...in the ultimate game of profit and loss.

"High-stakes power play at it most ferocious level. Read It!" -- Donald Trump

I loved this book! It like the financial side of a Grisham novel. Highly recommended reading.
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This is the second book I read of Frey's and I really enjoy his style.
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Christian Gillette is a 36-year-old who walks out of a Park Avenue church after delivering the eulogy following the suspicious "accidental" drowning of the late chairman of Everest Capital, and is nearly killed when a firebomb obliterates his waiting limo. Undaunted, he's determined to make the company's new equity fund, Everest Eight, the biggest in the history of private equity and to eliminate his competition within the firm. Boardroom sex and backstabbing abound, and conspiracies are rampart as Gillette enters into a deal with the chief of a mega-insurance company to increase Everest Eight's capital to $15 billion in a bold attempt to surpass rival Paul Strazzi at Apex Equity and become the nation's dominant private equity firm. Lots of suspense and a good look into what might be what's it's like in a high power large company.
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Fast paced.