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From a New York Times-bestselling novelist and longtime New York insider comes a riveting, suspenseful political thriller that imagines a high-level conspiracy between Wall Street and the President of the United States.

What if a candidate who promised hope and change had agreed to staff his campaign with Wall Street insiders in exchange for very secret campaign cash? And what if those insiders then made sure that none of their own ever got caught when the financial crisis exploded? Bestselling novelist and former Lehman Brothers partner Michael M. Thomas has written a shocking, wildly plausible thriller about the insider’s insider who brokers the deal–and changes American history forever.

MICHAEL M. THOMAS is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Ropespinner Conspiracy, Hard Money, Hanover Place, and Love and Money. Before becoming a full-time writer, Thomas enjoyed successful careers as a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a partner at the Wall Street firm, Lehman Brothers. His journalism has appeared widely, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and a column for the New York Observer. He lives in Brooklyn.

Praise for Michael M. Thomas

”Deliciously entertaining–a stupendous performance.” Washington Post Book World

”Savage, pungent, witty . . . Not since Sinclair Lewis has an American novelist been able to fill in the variegated background of his characters.” Louis Auchincloss, New York Review of Books