The Day Trader
By Stephen Frey
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345443250, 368pp.)
Publication Date: January 2003
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“FAST-PACED . . . A TALE OF MARKET MISDEEDS AND MURDER.”
–The New York Times
Augustus McKnight senses his dead-end life is about to change when he makes a shrewd online investment and earns an impressive windfall. But before he can tell his wife about his success, she reveals an adulterous affair and demands a divorce. A day later, she is found brutally murdered– leaving Augustus as the sole beneficiary of her million-dollar life insurance policy. To escape his anguish, Augustus plunges into the world of the full-time day trader–and discovers that he has become both a pawn in a complex game of manipulation . . . and the target of a twisted quest for revenge. Now, he’s not only gambling with his fortune, but with his life.
Stephen Frey is a principal at a Northern Virginia private equity firm. He previously worked in mergers and acquisitions at J. P. Morgan and as a vice president of corporate finance at an international bank in Midtown Manhattan. Frey is also the bestselling author of The Takeover, The Vulture Fund, The Inner Sanctum, The Legacy, The Insider, Trust Fund, and Silent Partner.
“MASTERFUL . . . The Day Trader cashes in on the recent market craze, but with much more success than a lot of the dot-com IPOs.”
“A TRUE PAGE-TURNER . . . GOOD ENTERTAINMENT.”
–San Jose Mercury News
“ONE OF HIS BEST [FINANCIAL THRILLERS] BY FAR.”
–The Globe and Mail