This is a Wall St. / banking thriller. The book is well written, but I just cannot stay interested long enough to follow even the dumbed-down explanations of the financial transactions. If you like financial adventures, this is a pretty good one.
Good Intrigue of the financial world
Mace McLain is the hottest young gun at Wall Street's last great independent banking firm. Now he's just been named co-manager of a multibillion-dollar "Vulture Fund", an ultra-risky real estate scheme preying on naive investors. The powerful senior partner is willing to bet the bank on it. So is kathleen Hunt, a gorgeous investment banker with high-level contacts. What do they know that he doesn't?
With the help of a beautiful graduate student named Rachel Sommers,
McClain follows a bizarre trail that stretches from the jungles of Latin America to Washington and the secret councils of the CIA...where deception shadows his every move--and where even the most irrefutable evidence can't diminish his deadly risk...
Gripping moving action-great read!!
From the dustcover:
Mace McClain is the hottest young gun at Wall Street's last great independent investment banking firm. His high-profile career take a surprising turn when he's named co-manager of a multibillion-dollar "vulture fund" preying on undervalued real estate an stocks in a faltering economy, then selling them at exorbitant gains once the economy recovers.
The awesomely powerful senior partner who has made this offer seems willing to bet the bank on it. So does Kathleen Hunt, a gorgeous, seductive, and very shrewd investment banker with high-level contacts, who has come from the West Coast to work with McLain--and perhaps on him. what do they know that he doesn't?
It take the research savvy of Rachel Sommers, a beautiful graduate student, to alert McClain to the irregularities of the fund's buying patterns and a string of bizarre connections that extend from the jungles of Latin American to the power corridors of Washington to the ultra-secret councils of the CIA, whose most dangerous operative is McLain's best friend. Now McLain suspects there is more at stake here than his firm's money lust, and springing into action, he gets tripped up in a web of terror where deception follows his every move. But even having the proof in his grasp will not diminish his deadly risk.
The Vulture Fund is a novel of nonstop excitement that blends an insider's knowledge of high finance with the riveting skill of a master thriller writer. This intricately woven tale of seduction, secrecy, treachery, and suspense will keep you turning the pages far into the night.