We last met her in NEST OF VIPERS, Linda Davies’ bestselling first thriller about the young city trader turned MI6 agent. Then she was a woman with a host of secrets and a haunted past. Now, Sarah Jensen is back again, running from a love which was too big to handle, hiding her baby son from the father who does not know he exists. A woman with more at stake than ever, and more to fear. Short of money, she takes a freelance job, investigation a new client for her old investment bank, only to find that this client is the very man of whom she is most afraid. There is nowhere to run to now, nowhere to hide. To protect her child, Sarah Jensen must become again the street fighter she once was. If she can. SOMETHING WILD is an absolutely thrilling novel, the story of a woman who was once tough, but is now vulnerable, her skills blunted by motherhood. A woman at bay. -CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR LINDA DAVIES AND HER NOVELS- “Enough action, financial know-how and international hokey-pokey to satisfy any reader ... we get an idea of the coolness, daring and imagination that go into successful high-voltage trading involving hundreds of millions.” —The New York Times “Linda Davies pops her debut thriller into the microwave and brings it to a near-instant boil.... THIS BOOK’S A CLASS ACT.” —Glamour “Davies, herself a former merchant banker, does a terrific job of explaining the inner workings of foreign-exchange markets and of creating a sense of the supercharged atmosphere in which the traders do their deals.” —People “A STYLISH AND VERY CONTEMPORARY British thriller about international finance.... This first novel by young, gorgeous, etc., former banker Linda Davies feels about as real as a James Bond movie, but it satisfies in exactly the same flashy, fast-moving way.” —Mademoiselle “FAST-PACED FUN ... having worked on Wall Street and in London as a merchant banker, the thirty-year-old writer makes that world sound a whole lot more exciting than most of us give it credit for being.” —Chicago Tribune “UTTERLY FASCINATING when it deals with the giddy, high-risk manipulations of foreign-exchange traders. —Entertainment Weekly “PULSE-PUSHING YARN ... Davies lobs a female dynamo into the mostly male bastions of international finance and the government agencies that stalk those who prey on the markets.... Her writing style is mellifluous, her understanding of high-stakes currency trading authoritative yet unobtrusive, and her action scenes snap—making this A FINANCIAL THRILLER WITH BULL, NOT BEAR, WRITTEN ALL OVER IT.” —Publishers Weekly “Davies captures the lure of the [foreign-exchange] game ... LOOK FOR THIS ONE TO BE BIG.” —USA Today “THIS GRIPPING READ reveals a flashy merchant class and a moral void—akin to an upholstered pit in a gambling casino ... the game of fast-track money deals is as much an aphrodisiac as power and forbidden sex in this financial thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews
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After reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, Linda Davies worked for seven years as an investment banker, specializing in leveraged buyouts before moving onto the trading floor where she again focused on leveraged products. There she dreamed up the plot to her first globally successful financial thriller, Nest of Vipers. As a full time writer, Linda has written five more books for adults and four books for children. Her most recent thriller, ARk Storm, will be published by Tor Books in 2013. After leaving investment banking, she lived for three years in Peru, then a stint in London, before she moved with her husband and three children to the Middle East. In 2005 she and her husband were sailing in the Arabian Gulf when they were kidnapped by Iranian forces. They were held hostage on mainland Iran for two weeks before being released. After eight happy years living in Dubai, Linda returned to the UK in 2012 where she lives with her family deep in the English countryside.
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Book Description Vigliano Associates, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0615941567
Book Description Vigliano Associates. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0615941567