THE DOMINO EFFECT
"...genuinely compelling, and comes with a real warning about real markets. The dominoes may well fall in quick procession."
Ted R. Malloch, Senior Fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Esther Larsen, a top risk analyst at one of the country's largest banking institutions, is becoming more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to make the 2008 market crash look minor by comparison. And as her own employer pursues "investment" strategies with every-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. But Esther is only on person; can she stand up to an international conspiracy of greed? And if she does, will anyone take her seriously?
Every moment of indecision edges the markets closer to a tipping point -- the teetering first domino in a standing row that circles the globe. And when Esther finds her voice, those she seeks to expose will not sit idly by. With global markets on the brink, and her own life in danger, Esther is locked in a race against the clock to avert a financial tsunami that threatens worldwide devastation.
Warning: may incite a rabid reading frenzy of epic proportion.
I hesitated over reading The Domino Effect simply because I thought it would be way over my head. The average third grader has surpassed my math comprehension so reading a book about banks and investment strategies seemed like an exercise in torture to me. :-) But I know Davis Bunn can spin a good tale and I was intrigued enough to step out in faith and start reading.
Intense. Dynamic. Compelling. Yes, I didn't understand the nitty gritty of all the financial stuff, but I always grasped the gist of it so I understood the danger and how it carried the plot forward. In fact, there were a few places where Bunn did such a good job of breaking down the banking information that I actually began to get some of it. So I learned something from reading The Domino Effect!
Esther is such a relatable heroine. And I love the parallel the author has created between his present day Esther and the biblical one. That just brought a whole other dimension to the story. Esther has spent most of her life as an outsider looking in. Her current work situation becomes the catalyst that compels her to move out of the shadows and become the complete woman God meant for her to be. And in the process the reader gets the benefit of a bit of light romance. Can't go wrong with that, in my humble opinion!
An absorbing, mesmerizing story that's sure to get you thinking.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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