Michael Cantella is a rising star at Saxton Silvers, Wall Street's premier investment bank, when his new wife, Ivy Layton, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Four years laterwith a beautiful new wife and his career back on trackMichael checks his investment accounts online . . . and discovers he's been wiped out. All the money is gone. And there's an e-mail message: Just as planned. xo xo.
Michael's life as he knows it has been liquidated. Saxton Silvers is on the brink of bankruptcy and he's suspected of orchestrating its ruin. Framed, embroiled in corporate espionage, facing divorceand much worsehe's desperate to clear his name as FBI agents and a psychotic assassin close in for the kill. All signs seem to suggest the unthinkable: Ivy is back from the dead . . . and a key player in Michael's deadly downfall. Or his only hope.
About the Author
James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author. Blood Money is his twentieth novel, the tenth in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. James Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon). He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max, who has no idea he's a dog.
Praise for Money to Burn…
“Grippando’s latest thriller couldn’t be more timely. . . . All the elements you expect from a Grippando novel are here, including interesting characters, a plot filled with nonstop action and suspense, and continual surprises. A splendid read.”
“Reader Warning Alert: if you plan to read James Grippando’s white-hot thriller Money to Burn, push all your scheduled activities back for a few days. It’s impossible to put down. . . . His best yet. . . . Money to Burn is a real-time, heart-racing gamble.”
-Madison County Herald
“[A] gripping thriller.”
“Scandals involving subprime lending, short selling, and Ponzi schemes provide a timely backdrop. . . . Grippando keeps the reader guessing. . . . The dramatic tension remains high with a sadistic hired killer, high-stakes wheeler-dealers, and plenty of cinematic escapes.”
“Ranking among his best, Grippando’s latest thriller will not disappoint his loyal readers. . . . The twists and turns are surprising and plentiful . . . and there will be plenty of readers staying up late to finish this in one sitting.”
“Grippando is a skilled writer, and he works enough variations on the familiar theme to keep us guessing. . . . Recommend this one to fans of Joseph Finder’s PARANOIA, COMPANY MAN, or POWER PLAY.”
“A sleek, sophisticated thrill machine. . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this blood-soaked tale of murder and intrigue set among Wall Street’s most powerful and unscrupulous players. Highly recommended.”
-Christopher Reich, author of RULES OF VENGEANCE and NUMBERED ACCOUNT
“MONEY TO BURN will get you so excited and worked up, you just may go out and steal a few million.”
-Brad Meltzer, author of THE BOOK OF FATE and THE TENTH JUSTICE
“MONEY TO BURN is one of those all-too-rare novels you won’t be able to stop reading once you start. It’s a perfectly mixed cocktail of dry wit, sophisticated voice, believable characters, non-stop suspense, and plenty of vicarious pleasure.”
-Joseph Finder, author of Vanished and Paranoia
“James Grippando skillfully uses the financial meltdown, along with Ponzi schemes and identity theft, in an exciting and timely thriller. . . . This is a thriller through and through.”
-South Florida Sun Sentinel