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Title: The Millionaires " Signed "
Publisher: Warner Books
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Hardback
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Three Secret Service agents.
And millions for the taking.
Brad Meltzer, the author of the runaway bestseller The First Counsel, is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller-a tale of two brothers trying to hide in a world where your every step can be traced.
It started as the perfect crime. Then it took a turn for the worse. Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.
It's a foolproof crime. More important, for Charlie and Oliver, it's a way out of debt and the key to a new life. All they have to do is take the money.
But when they do, they quickly discover they've got a lot more on their hands than the prize. Before they can blink, a friend is dead-and the bank, the Secret Service, and a female private investigator are suddenly closing in. What invisible strings were attached to that account? How are the brothers going to prove they're innocent? And why is the Secret Service trying to kill them? Trapped in a breakneck race to stay alive, Charlie and Oliver are about to discover a secret that will test their trust and forever change their lives.
This is Brad Meltzer at his most electrifying-a breathtaking, suspenseful story about two brothers chasing a dream that may cost them everything they hold dear.
What would you steal if you couldn't get caught?Review:
What would you steal if you couldn't get caught? That's the tag line of Brad Meltzer's new thriller, which pits an ambitious young money manager against a corporate villain, whose intricate financial shenanigans accidentally put a huge chunk of dough right in front of a man who desperately needs it. Of course Oliver Caruso's conscience troubles him, but that doesn't keep him from letting his somewhat looser and less ethical brother convince him this is too good an opportunity to pass up. Meltzer's in interesting territory here, but in order to buy his premise, you have to believe that it's OK to steal if you have a good enough reason. This makes his protagonist, who narrates the novel, hard to root for and less than sympathetic. Despite this hollow ring, the book is nicely plotted and should please the author's enthusiastic fan club. --Jane Adams
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