Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Book 38 of 26 -- Stephen Frey's The Power Broker

On our recent trip to Saratoga, I would have some significant periods of down time before bed time and waiting an hour or so before leaving so I finished off a book pretty darn quickly.

The Power Broker was a book by one of my favorite New Jersey native sons - Stephen Frey. He isn't a top named author and you won't find his books on the New York Times bestseller lists anymore. In fact, he doesn't even have a website so I am not sure how you find out he has new books coming out in this new digital world. I had to hear about it from a freind this time around.

His books ALWAYS follow a similar plotline yet I am intrigued each time I read one. It goes as follows:

1. Find a sap that is a super smart and great fella and put him in the race or threat of his life.

2. Have this poor sap do this as the major equity traders in the world try to bring him or her down.

3. Have the sap fight fight fight and bring the big super mean men down.

4. End of story... everyone is happy a doodle.

The Power Broker is no different except that the protagonist is the head of one of these firms and "the Order" is trying to bring him down.

He fights fights fights and brings the man(men) down. Everyone is almost happy a doodle. Good enough fluff and insight into the financial world, but not enough to suggest reading this book as your first Stephen Frey book.

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