Bottom Line

By Marc Davis
(The Permanent Press, Hardcover, 9781579623166)

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: MP3 CD, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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As the U.S. and global economies headed toward a major recession in the second year of the 21st Century, companies worldwide struggled to survive.

Two strong businessmen who run a colossal international management consulting-accounting firm battle against one another to save the firm for which they both work, each with a different, conflicting method to rescue the company.

One is the CEO and founder, the other is the senior-most executive who expects to succeed as head od the company. The CEO is an amoral, ruthless, megalomaniaz; the other partner is a prinicpled, but flawed idealist. Once they were as close as father and son, the older man mentor to the younger. Now their relationship collapses along with the economy as their on-going conflict escalates as the firm loses, one after another, its once-blue-chip corporate clients.

A series of financial crimes ensue, instigated by the CEO - fradulent accounting to help clients seemingly make their estimated profits; insider trading by the avaricious CEO, to help him reap millions in personal profits. With his company near collapse, the CEO absconds with millions of dollars held in trust in a partners' bonus pool. the protagonist of the novel then begins hunting him down, using the methods of private eye.

Praise For Bottom Line
"Davis provides easy explanations of complex business dealings to foreign adventures before reaching an exciting conclusion in this smartly executed financial thriller." --Publishers Weekly

"Marc Davis has waded into the corporate cosmos and made it understandable, intriguing and fast-paced. I loved this story -- half corporate insider story, half private eye yarn, full on entertainment. I read it start to finish in one sitting." --Michael Connelly, best-selling author of the Harry Bosch series

"By the end of this novel I've realized that, just maybe, some people really are in business for something real, not just fortune or fame. The story's practical depiction of life in the corporate world has flowed into a fast-action drama of humanity too. The mystery's intriguing. The road to its solution is clever. The surprises stick in the memory. And a falling character in a falling world finds his anchor after all." --Café Libre

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