Run for the Money Book Review

Run for the Money Book Review

Title: Run for the Money
Author: John Gregory
Published: 2014
No. of Pages: 186
Cover Price: $14.95 Paperback, $3.99 Kindle

In Run for the Money, Fund Manager Travis Black, who had teamed up with Hedge fund Manager, Reggie Crae, a few months before, checks his account and discovers that over 50 million dollars has disappeared. He contacts his "Uncle" Phil, a retired broker who got him the job, and a nightmare of epic proportions begins. Not only is the money gone, but it has been put in accounts that are in Travis' name. Travis, of course, has no knowledge of these accounts, and luckily Phil has put him in contact with a man in Puerto Rico named Chaz, who is prepared to help him recover the money. There is, of course, a multinational manhunt to find Travis, because it looks to everyone involved that he is absolutely guilty of stealing the money and trying to cover it up.

Chaz' instructions are that Travis come to Puerto Rico and bring a female with him. Travis' assistant, Daphne agrees to accompany him and they barely get out of the US dodging the police and FBI. They are on a tight time restraint to recover the money, and Travis and Daphne are in danger for their lives or at least arrest at every turn. They must trace the money before it is laundered and placed in scattered accounts all over the world.

The suspense in this novel is palpable; there is edge-of-your-seat suspense throughout. The book is well-written, and professionally edited. The author obviously has a thorough knowledge of the financial dealings in situations such as this, and the scenarios are quite believable. Travis' evasion from law enforcement, and his ability to mislead the bad guys may be a little implausible, but this is fiction, after all, and the protagonist definitely needs to come out on top. However, that possibility isn't certain, and there are some surprises at the end.

Since the novel is only 186 pages, it's a fast read. It's a little different from many popular thrillers out today, in that there are no murders to solve and the minimal violence is quite benign. The story moves fast, and readers will find themselves having a hard time putting the book down. For anyone interested in high finance, and even those who aren't, this book is recommended.

Special thanks to Jon Gregory for supplying a review copy of this book.

This book may be purchased at Amazon: Run for the Money (Paperback)
Run for the Money (Kindle Edition)

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