The Gods of Greenwich

The Gods of Greenwich

Book - 2011
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Forget about Bernie Madoff or Gordon Gekko--there's a new villain on Wall Street...

Norb Vonnegut didn't realize how close he skirted to non-fiction when he was writing his spectacular debut Top Producer . Penned before tumultuous revelations and scandals rocked the financial world in late 2008, Vonnegut's novel depicts, with an insider's solid knowledge, the tricks that the industry's real top producers pull in their frenzied pursuit of billions. Now Vonnegut sets his electrifying follow-up in the high-rolling world of hedge funds, lending his seasoned perspective to a riveting thriller.

Jimmy Cusack is the tough kid from a blue-collar neighborhood who made good on Wall Street. Well, almost. After a sterling start to his career, things have soured. His hedge fund has collapsed. The bank is foreclosing on his upscale condominium. And his wife is two months pregnant. That's the good news. When Cusack takes a "must-have" job with Leeser Capital, a Greenwich fund impervious to the capital market woes, his real troubles begin.

Vonnegut's unique insider's perspective and his intuitive, darkly humorous writing are once again on full display in this fast-talking suspense thriller. A high-stakes poker game of a book, The Gods of Greenwich is a timely and gripping read that will keep you glued to the edge of your seat until the last card is played.

Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2011.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780312384692
Branch Call Number: FIC VONN
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 25 cm


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BPLNextBestAdults Nov 15, 2011

Vonnegut follows his debut novel, Top Producer, with another financial thriller about Wall Street's hedge fund industry. In 2007, Jimmy Cusack, an honest money manager, finds himself in trouble after his hedge fund collapses thanks to the pullout of his biggest investor. He takes a job with Leeser Capital, run by the shady Cy Leeser, whose investment strategies have always been far from transparent. Cusack's misgivings grow as losses begin inexplicably mounting at Leeser amid rumours about the company's involvement in an Icelandic bank and a hedge strategy based on life insurance claims. This is an enjoyable murder mystery too, written with a quick wit and a keen knowledge of the financial industry!

Target Audience: Adult readers looking for a fast- paced read and the opportunity to gain insights into the hedge fund industry

Jun 23, 2011

Excellent plot and story line. Too many financial terms to understand. Takes away from story line.


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