I've always been interested in stocks and bonds, and during my working years I invested modestly in them, believing they would provide at least a part of my retirement income. Then came 2008, and I watched, like a deer caught in auto headlights, while the Dow crashed and took my retirement with it. So, it was with considerable enjoyment that I read "Risk", written by a Wall Street insider who saw, close up, what happened then, and fictionally layout out how and by what means it could happen again.
In Robert Levey's debut novel, a smart, savvy woman is the designer of a new kind of bond that hits the sweet spot on Wall Street, driving traders, banks, and hedge fund managers wild with greed and glee. As things go from startup to financial super-success we watch the players, good and bad, take the ride. Only this time there is a satisfying reckoning during which both good and bad wheeler dealers struggle to maintain their careers, their fortunes, their reputations, and every their very lives!
The book whizzes you along as the phenomenon becomes world-wide. You'll find plenty of interesting action, interesting people, and, of course, an interesting romance. (Our heroine does not live by numbers alone.) "Risk" doesn't cure the real Wall Street, but it will put a smile on your face and make you wonder what might happen if fiction ever becomes fact.
- Paperback: 258 pages
- Publisher: Yulap, Inc; Original Edition edition (6 October 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0999420607
- ISBN-13: 978-0999420607
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
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