Everything about Jonah Gray screams success: movie-star good looks, expensive clothes, a Park Avenue penthouse, and a seven-figure income. A cutthroat, rainmaking New York City commercial real-estate broker, Jonah craves opulence and power. He beds models, romps the globe on the weekends, and sees the world as his for the taking. Jonah Gray has it all. Or at least he had it all.
When a friend presents Jonah with the deal of a lifetime, Jonah jumps at the chance. All Jonah has to do is act quickly, invest half a billion dollars in prime New York office buildings, and collect a huge payoff. But this golden opportunity is anything but. Within days of signing on, Jonah is mysteriously thrust into the epicenter of an international and personal scandal.
Forced to explore a whole new territory where he can trust no one, and where danger, death, and deception lurk at every corner, Jonah will learn some painfully hard lessons about the quest for easy money.
Closing this deal could mean losing everything.
©2008 Adam Gittlin (P)2012 Adam Gittlin
"The Deal is a powerful tale of big money and big egos." (Lawrence Light, Senior Editor, Money and Investing, Forbes)
"Wheeling, dealing, and greed haven't looked this good since Gordon Gekko." (Chris Grabenstein, Anthony Award-winning author of Tilt-a-Whirl)
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"When a deal goes bad..."
I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a hones and unbiased review. This is a great audio book! It is dangerous and destructive and twisted. Like a cat and mouse game where nothing is as it seems to be, this story keeps us guessing. One of the main characters, Jonah is extremely intelligent and we read along as he put pieces of a unbelievable puzzle together. It is like National Treasure vs Wall Street Tycoons. This story is so good, it is worth a second reading!
The author, Adam Gittlin did a fantastic job writing this book. It is so well written and twisted, that a person can't possibly guess the outcome and get it right. Just when you think you know what is happening, another door or character gets introduced. The narrator, Jack Chekijian did a fantastic job delivering this story to us too. Hos voices are highly entertaining and easy on the ears. This book was truly a joy to listen too!
"Highs in finance and drugs"
This book was all right if drugs, expensive living, and detailed real estate markets in NYC are your thing. If not, scrutinize the publisher's summary to see if it calls to you anyway. The style was not as cohesive or fluid as might be. Frankly, it bored me. There was just no fun in it at all.
It also did not provide adequate variety to allow the audio performer to share in crafting a memorable work of fiction.
Jack Chekijian is the perfect narrator for this story.This thriller is set in the world of high finance and is very enthralling.Jonah Gray is a man to watch out for.I was given this book free of charge for an honest review.
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