The Takeover

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Dutton, 1995 - Fiction - 389 pages
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"Andrew Falcon believes he has the stuff to make it to the top of this world, to become one of the masters of the game. He has staked his whole future on the biggest hostile takeover in Wall Street history, one that will net him a fee of $5 million - if he can pull it off fast." "But there is more to this monster deal than shows up on any computer printout. At a strip mall in Michigan, a small-time hit man takes out his final mark - and finds himself a target. In Montana, the chairman of the Federal Reserve drowns in the Bighorn River. Off St. Croix, an investment analyst is fed alive to the sharks. As these and other hints of savage carnage emerge, Falcon stumbles upon the secret scheme behind the takeover ... a plot so vast and brilliantly designed as to stagger the imagination ... so intricate as to mock all efforts to stop it or trace its source. Falcon discovers the power and terror of the Sevens." "The Sevens ... the members of this shadowy Ivy League organization have the wealth and will to do whatever they wish, be it provoking panic in the markets or sabotaging a Presidential administration. Falcon now realizes that he is not just a player in a hot deal but a pawn in a high-stakes game of greed, corruption, and perhaps something even more sinister. Because he has learned enough to bring everything to a halt, he is marked for destruction. Andrew Falcon's struggle for survival begins as he tries to outwit his betrayers - and a hidden enemy whose hatred is implacable."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - dspoon - LibraryThing

Investment banker Andrew Falcon is spearheading , the biggest hostile takeover in Wall Street history and counting on a staggering five-million-dollar fee if he can pull it off. But Falcon doesn't ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

For all the advance hype, investment banker Frey's first novel, an over-the-top Wall Street/Washington thriller that's less imaginative than paranoid, falls far short of blue-chip, let alone ... Read full review


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Stephen Frey is a best-selling author of novels set in the financial world. He received a BS and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Frey started out his career working in mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan and served as a vice president of corporate finance at an international bank headquartered in Manhattan. Frey's first books were all standalone stories. It was with the publication of The Chairman in which he introduced the character Christian Gillette that Stephen Frey began writing a series with the same character. He published four books about Gillette and his ties to the private equity firm of Everest Capital. His novels include The Takeover, The Inner Sanctum, Absolute Proof, The Day Trader, The Fourth Order, Forced Out, Hell's Gate, and Heaven's Fury.

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