No one knows the dark side of "The Street" better than master storyteller Stephen Frey, author of such riveting novels as Shadow Account and The Day Trader. Now, in his most ambitious work to date, Frey proves that no writer can put a high-powered hero at greater risk, nor offer readers more thrilling rewards. A towering legend among New York private equity partnerships, Everest Capital is aptly named. When its founder meets an untimely death, thirty-six-year-old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job. But with the power and prestige come risks. The day he narrowly escapes a fiery explosion that consumes his limo and takes two innocent lives, Gillette instantly understands how intense those risks are. It comes as no surprise to him that he has enemies in the world of multibillion-dollar deals. But now that he controls Everest, he's not going to let those enemies keep him from taking the firm-and himself-to even greater heights. Gillette has never hesitated to be aggressive, even ruthless, in his pursuit of success. This time will be no exception. But in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: Never trust anyone. The only certainties are the insidious campaign of corporate sabotage that could cost Gillette his job and the relentless assassination attempts that could cost him his life. To break a deadly conspiracy of greed, he'll be forced to walk-then run-an ever-blurring line between loyalty and betrayal, attack and retreat, survival and destruction . . . in the ultimate game of profit and loss. With The Chairman, Stephen Frey presides with intensified skill over the market he has so dramatically cornered-sharpening his patented brand of hard-boiled high-finance intrigue to its keenest cutting edge yet.
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"The phrase "making a killing on Wall Street" assumes a literal meaning in Stephen Frey's latest financial thriller. Christian Gillette is suddenly thrust into the chairmanship of Everest Capital after the suspicious death of its founder. Gillette, who immediately finds himself the target of assassins, discovers that his closest colleagues may be enemies and that a cadre of unscrupulous competitors and politicians is out to destroy his company. Scott Brick's reading is outstanding. He is particularly effective conveying Gillette's fears and doubts and his evolving sense that he can trust no one. Most memorable is Brick's portrayal of Paul Strazzi, Everest's major competitor, whose ruthlessness comes through in every syllable Brick utters. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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