Minyanville contributor Max Isaacman
has published a new book, Blizzard of Money
, which is available on Amazon
(NASDAQ:AMZN) and has garnered favorable comments from colleagues.
"Blizzard of Money is a riveting suspense novel about Wall Street skullduggery, and in today's scandal-a-minute world, it couldn't be more timely. More than a first-rate story teller, Max Isaacman goes beneath the topical taffy-pull of greed versus regulation and gets at the relevance of core human values like love, loyalty, self-respect, honor and responsibility--life's ultimate tradeoffs for monetary gratification. Blizzard of Money is a page-turner with implications profound and pertinent. And there's an extra bonus: Engrossed in a fast-moving plot, we get a painless education in how markets work, from an author who knows the subject first-hand. I loved this book."
--John Downes, co-author of the best selling books Beating the Dow and Barron's Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms.
The novel tells the story of financial advisor Nick Larson who once traveled the world with his wife, dancing the tango in Argentina, trading stocks in Paris and Geneva, and living all over the world. Now his rent is due and he’s almost broke. His lover Linda is duty-bound to her stroke-victim husband. He loves to paint, and painting is about the only thing that makes sense to him, but he can’t make a living at that. So Nick takes on Nugget Petroleum as a client, and drives up the market price, using his Wall Street savvy. But things about Nugget bother him, and he learns that there’s good reason to be bothered.
Nick is human, and he can’t stomach telling people to buy stock in a company that he doesn't trust. He knows that he will be punished by Wall Street if he doesn’t play the game. With Willie and Lenny Zellon and Hammer and all the others ready to pounce on him, he takes action. In the end, Nick knows the price he will have to pay and does the only thing he can.
"Isaacman captures the fraud of his time, from the junk bond scandals of the 1980s to the 'Martha Stewart cake walk' of the new millennium. The film, Wall Street
, so successful years ago, now has a sequel in Blizzard of Money,"
says James B. Freydberg, Tony Award-winning producer and former investment banker.
No positions in stocks mentioned.
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