“We’re almost out of time. Esther. What measures can our viewers take to halt the next downward spiral?” the analyst is asked in Davis Bunn’s novel, The Domino Effect.
~ What ~
This three-hundred-thirty-six-page paperback targets those who enjoy a fictional story about the crashing stock market and defunct banking system that is taken over by greed and worldwide control. With no profanity or adult situations, the topic of attempted murder may not be appropriate for immature readers.
In this tale, the observant, intelligent analyst, Esther Larsen, has been keeping track of banking and market trends for the past decade while working for a large bank in North Carolina. One who keeps to herself and her data-stream of endless numbers, she fears doomsday of the financial market could possibly take down the United States.
While also allowing a divinity student and his two daughters into her sheltered world, she has to deal with her brother’s illness as she becomes the sole person to warn others about the upcoming financial crash, hoping she can stop its devastating domino effect.
~ Why ~
With so many banks being fined for skirting the law or taking advantage of its customers in today’s society, this book is a good reminder of what could happen when powerful people get greedy. The reader learns about investment bankers, market analytics, algorithums, short-term profits, and derivatives to name a few, realizing such events could be happening in real life.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like analytical novels about global finances and a potential monetary collapse in the banking system will avoid this book that has a female protagonist solving an international money scheme practically single-handedly.
~ Who ~
Davis Bunn has written several bestsellers that have sold more than seven million copies worldwide. He has received honors for the Best Book of the Year, four Christy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
~ Wish ~
With this being a technical novel regarding the banking and global financial industries, it seemed to lag in action and intrigue. I wish there were more romantic dynamics between Esther and Craig.
~ Want ~
If you do not mind a mathematical and technical read about the stock market and the inner workings of the trading floor, this story will keep your attention, although it is not a page turner.
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
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