Sunday, July 24, 2011

Review: For the Beauty of the Earth by David B. Lentz

Bruce Warrick is a young, Harvard MBA with a new position for a global, financial conglomerate in New York as the portfolio manager of a Top 50 hedge fund and who suffers from narcolepsy, a condition which under emotional extremes drives him irresistibly to fall asleep. His powerful CEO compels him to join a private, hedge fund association -- the Keynes Society at the Harvard Club of New York. Bruce learns that the Keynes Society privately controls $1 trillion in assets in a dark pool -- more than the individual GDPs of all but eight nations worldwide. The trouble begins when Bruce learns that the members of the Keynes Society are trading stocks under the influence of an enigmatic Board of Governors. When Bruce is advised by his firm to engage in the illegal trading practices of the Keynes Society, he wants to become a whistle-blower. But why risk paradise on earth against such intimidating power? What's the net asset value of one's soul? 

I really enjoyed this book. Even though I usually read young-adult books, this book was great (and it's not young adult). Bruce was just a great character. I loved all of the "intimidating power" parts, as long with most parts of the book!

David B. Lentz sent be this book via Goodreads, so thank you David! This book reminded me a little of Heist Society by Ally Carter, only not a young adult novel and the main protagonist is a male. But the cons and action packed into this book was great, and it left me turning page after page! 

I only had minor flaws with the book. Some parts were a little to slow for my taste, but it picked up right away! 

For the Beauty of the Earth:
Published: April 2, 2010
Format: SIGNED US Paperback
Publisher: WordsworthGreenwich Press
Average Rating: 4.50 stars
Page Count: 376 pages

Rating: 4/5 stars

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