By Stephen Frey
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345443274, 384pp.)
Publication Date: February 3, 2004
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Summoned under mysterious circumstances to meet Jake Lawrence, one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs, Angela Day may be on the threshold of a brighter future. The reclusive multibillionaire is planning a takeover of a hot, new company—and he wants Angela to apply her considerable skills in banking to make sure it all goes smoothly . . . and secretly. In exchange, Lawrence promises to use his formidable influence to permanently reunite Angela with her son, whom she lost in a custody battle to her adulterous, connected ex-husband. It’s the one reward for which Angela would risk everything. But with enormous wealth and power comes the ultimate price tag. For enemies everywhere have marked the man for death. And anyone close to him—namely, Angela Day—is fair game.
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 The Day Trader.
“Harrowing . . . Frey enlivens finance the way Patricia Cornwell does forensic science and the way Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) does medieval studies.”
“FAST-MOVING, ZESTFUL, STIRRING . . . FULL OF TWISTS AND SURPRISES . . . COMPELLING CHARACTERS.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
“DANGER AND DECEPTION DOMINATE . . . A worthy counterpart to Frey’s previous bestselling novels.”
—New York Daily News
“SPRINGS PLENTY OF SURPRISES . . . In Silent Partner, the villains are seldom what they seem—nor are the heroes.”
“Plenty of sexual intrigue, violence, and villainy . . . [Frey is] to be lauded for spotlighting the prickly issue of corporate racism. Silent Partner is a solid piece of work that hits all its marks right on cue.”
“A briskly written, suspense-filled novel that Grisham-lovers are bound to enjoy.”
—Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
“[A] quick page-turner . . . Thriller fans will find it hard to resist.”
“A sharp tale of risk and return.”