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  • Author:
    James Grippando
  • ISBN:
    0061946222
  • ISBN13:
    978-0061946226
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  • Publisher:
    HarperLuxe; Larger Print edition (February 23, 2010)
  • Pages:
    528 pages
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    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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Money to Burn takes off like a rocket from page one and never slows down.

Money to Burn takes off like a rocket from page one and never slows down. In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, bestselling author James Grippando (Lying with Strangers, Intent to Kill, Born to Run) explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours-even minutes. Fans of John Grisham’s The Firm and the thrillers of Lisa Scottoline and Phillip Margolin are sure to love Money to Burn: a perfectly mixed cocktail of dry wit, sophisticated voice, believable characters, non-stop suspense (Joseph Finder, author of Vanished and Paranoia).

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. He lives in South Florida.

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Leapholes, Grippando's first novel for young adults, was also the first novel for . 2010 Florida Book Awards Bronze Medal (Money to Burn). 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist (Leapholes).

Leapholes, Grippando's first novel for young adults, was also the first novel for young readers ever to be published by the American Bar Association. That same year (2006), Grippando's first short story, Operation Northwoods, was published in an anthology (Thriller: Stories to Keep you Up at Night Thriller (book)) with other top thriller writers. His first novella, The Penny Jumper, was published in 2016. 2005 Distinguished Author Award, University of Scranton.

It’s another beautiful day in paradise. Wall Street got drunk

It’s another beautiful day in paradise. Wall Street got drunk. George W. Bush, July 2008 NOVEMBER 20, 2003 1 THE WARNING SIGNS WERE THERE. I Just couldn’t see them. MY nose was in my BlackBerry- crackberry -except when I was talking into it. Can you get me the numbers on Argentine debt denominated in Japanese yen? I said. I was on with my Asia investment team leader. In memory of James V. Grippand. apa. It’s another beautiful day in paradise.

James Grippando skillfully uses the financial meltdown, along with Ponzi schemes and identity theft, in an exciting and timely thriller. This is a thriller through and through. South Florida Sun Sentinel).

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“Money to Burn takes off like a rocket from page one and never slows down. Highly recommended.” — Christopher Reich, author of Rules of Vengeance

In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, bestselling author James Grippando (Lying with Strangers, Intent to Kill, Born to Run) explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours—even minutes. Fans of John Grisham’s The Firm and the thrillers of Lisa Scottoline and Phillip Margolin are sure to love Money to Burn: a “perfectly mixed cocktail of dry wit, sophisticated voice, believable characters, [and] non-stop suspense” (Joseph Finder, author of Vanished and Paranoia).


Cointrius
It's 2003 and young Wall Street movers and shakers like thirty-one-year-old Michael Cantella are sitting on top of their own opulent world. He's making the rich richer... while earning SEVEN-FIGURE-PERFORMANCE-BONUSES... and so many award trips that he can pick which ones he wants to attend like a sultan chooses a wife for the night. Cantella is a top young performer for Saxton Silvers and his praises have been sung in national magazines and on TV. One of the select award trips he decides to attend in the company of Ivy Layton, his relatively new lover, is a cruise to the Bahamas. As the reader is showered with unrelenting examples of every ostentatious bauble known to mankind ranging from jewels... to homes... to clothing... to salaries... to bonuses... to wine... to champagne and to trips... Ad Nauseam... Michael and Ivy get bored with the gossipy company they're forced to be part of on this cruise ship so they get off onto a privately chartered sail boat and head off into (another) paradise. After days of drinking "expensive" drinks... making indescribable love... over and over... and after smoking too much "ganja"... they get married in a ceremony that includes a "two-hundred-pound cocktail waitress known locally as VALERIE BANG-BANG as their maid of honor."

After a night on their sailboat celebrating with the aforementioned accoutrements Michael wakes up with a powerful hangover and a missing wife. To make a long story short we fast forward four years and Michael is back in New York ultra successful... remarried... and we're told Ivy's DNA had been found inside a shark... and though Michael had been cleared of Ivy's murder... suspicion is still all about. On the night of Michael's thirty-fifth birthday and after a lavish bash where the average reader is reminded of all the glitz and gold we can only dream about... Michael logs on to check his multi-multi-million-dollar portfolio... and lo and behold it's all gone. And since a large part of his portfolio included shares in Saxton Silvers a domino effect is created that leads to the disintegration of Saxton Silvers as a company... which includes the stock dropping almost a hundred dollars a share in a day. From there we have tapped phones... tapped cars... spyware everywhere there could possibly be spyware... don't trust the FBI... trust the FBI... Ivy is alive... Ivy is dead... Michael is rich... Michael is poor... Michael is getting divorced... Michael's arrested... Michael's let go... people are being incinerated... people are being murdered... we have hedge funds... cheap loans... no credit... people aren't who they say they are... and in the midst of all this... just in case the reader doesn't feel average enough... we visit a Tudor-style mansion in New York that is a "TEN-ACRE ESTATE THAT ACTUALLY SPANNED THREE TOWNS AND HAD FIVE ADDRESSES, PUTTING HIS ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX BILL SOMEWHERE NORTH OF $300,000.00-ALL WORTH IT, NO DOUBT, IF YOU AND YOUR WIFE NEEDED NINE BEDROOMS, TWELVE BATHROOMS, TWO SWIMMING POOLS, A CLAY TENNIS COURT, A PUTTING GREEN MODELED AFTER THE FAMOUS TWELFTH HOLE AT AUGUSTA, A COLLECTION OF BEEHIVES, AND THREE LARGE PADDOCKS. THROW IN A RIVER RUNNING THROUGH THE WOODED BACKYARD AND A TROUT-STOCKED PRIVATE, LAKE."

Meanwhile back to the intrigue. While there is a constant flowing energy in the storytelling... an above average acumen (Which I don't possess.) in the real estate/Wall Street field would probably increase a potential readers enjoyment.
Zonama
Murder, mystery, missing millions, corporate greed, trickery, lies and deciept, lifes good at the top, and the landing at the bottom is hard and nothing makes sense. The who,why, when and where; make this book a great read by a great author.
Joni_Dep
The author has created a believeable living Hell for its chief character and he never really lets up from the start to the end. Tightly written, well paced, this is a book which weaves its way to an ending which is appropriate and unexpected and when you can do that and keep the reader engaged, you have written a winner. If you ask why this is not a five star review I will only say that is a rareified rating for me and a four star is a book you need to read!!
Dangerous
Some of the reviews had me worried but I bought it anyway and absolutely LOVED IT! I loved the way he writes, the characters and I learned a tremendous amount about what led to the downfall of Wall Street. This was a great book that I have recommended to many people. If you like Harlan Coben and Lee Child, you should also like this!
Arador
Suspenseful and a good read. Sometimes a little unbelievable. Held my interest from beginning to end. Super Good ending. A little romance and much mystery.
Hugifyn
I am reading and collecting every book that James Grippando has written. I buy them as gifts for friends and family
resulting in the gift receivers launching their own search for his other books.
Silver Globol
With the exception of Christopher Reich's debut novel, Numbered Account and a few of his other books, and the lower-profile but equally good books by Michael Ridpath (Trading Reality,The Predator or Final Venture), there's been a dearth of good Wall Street thrillers out there. Which is a shame, because so much of what happens on the Street can only be done justice to in the form of fiction -- and suspense novels or thrillers, at that. Because, frankly, no one would believe even half of it otherwise...

I had high hopes for Grippando's shift from legal thrillers into this world, and he certainly delivers a fast-paced and lively narrative. (The timing of the book's release is also downright uncanny!) The plot revolves around the hapless Michael Cantella, who finds his personal life starts to crumble around him just as short-sellers begin attacking the investment bank for which he works, Saxton Silvers. Everything is going wrong: his wife, two days after throwing him a big birthday party, now wants a divorce; someone has stolen his identity and looted his accounts, and now he's being seen as responsible for the collapse of his own Wall Street firm. Could this be related to his brief marriage to Ivy, who died on their honeymoon in the West Indies?? Michael has never given up hope that she might still be alive, and there are growing hints that is indeed the case...

There are echoes of Harlan Coben's Tell No One: A Novel here, and a lot of the background has been ripped from the headlines, to quote a long-running television series. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but added to some downright improbable plot twists (and a plot that is complex enough, involving credit default swaps and naked short sales, to cause some readers to switch off), I ended up lowering my rating to 3.5 stars. I've rounded up to 4 stars because for most readers, this will be both a good thriller and a good way of getting a bit of a handle on what happened on Wall Street. Those familiar with Wall Street or who have followed the headlines over the last two years will get a chuckle at the antics of a Jim Cramer-like television pundit who appears on "FNN" (aka CNBC), and the guest appearance by hedge fund mogul Steve Cohen's $8 million stuffed shark, but may find themselves skipping pages here or there as the context is explained. For some of them -- or for those who lost homes, jobs, savings, etc. during the debacle -- this may be either too familiar a story or a too painful one to read as fiction to be more than a three-star read. So I'd recommend it to thriller afficionados (those who have enjoyed Grippando's previous mysteries, or the earlier books by Christopher Reich would find much to like here) who haven't been battered by the Wall Street crisis, Bernie Madoff, etc., and who thus feel able to cope with a fictional treatment of the events we've all lived through.

But if you're looking for other financial thrillers, I'd suggest hunting down some of Michael Ridpath's books. Published in the late 1990s, for the most part, they hold up well, and I keep hoping he'll come back with some more. Those are definitely sold 4 to 4.5 star reads for me; most are out of print, but well worth seeking out. Or, if you want a real insider's take on a Wall Street mystery, look for The Golden Dog, by Scott Sipprelle, a former Morgan Stanley banker and later a hedge fund manager who played a role in the ouster of Phil Purcell, Morgan's former CEO. It's self-published, and not as polished in terms of style or structure, but Sipprelle knows all the ins and outs of Wall Street.
So many twists at the end I almost couldn't sort them out. A good gripper!