Esther Larsen, a top risk analyst at one of the country’s largest banking institutions, is becoming more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to make the 2008 market crash look minor by comparison. And as her own employer pursues “investment” strategies with ever-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. But Esther is only one person; can she stand up to an international conspiracy of greed? And if she does, will anyone take her seriously?
Every moment of indecision edges the markets closer to a tipping point – the teetering first domino in a standing row that circles the globe. And when Esther finds her voice, those she seeks to expose will not sit idly by. With global markets on the brink, and her own life in danger, Esther is locked in a race against the clock to avert a financial tsunami that threatens worldwide devastation.
This is the first novel I’ve read where the global markets were the central storyline to the book. I confess I don’t have much of a head for numbers, but I found The Domino Effect quite fascinating. Davis Bunn took great care in explaining various terminology and facets in relation to the markets that made this book very readable. It was intriguing, suspenseful, and even slightly scary with respect to how interconnected the markets/economy are with our daily lives! It was another great adventure read by the talented Davis Bunn.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.