Fixers (Hardcover)

By Michael M. Thomas

Melville House, 9781612194981, 416pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2016

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James B. Stewart, bestselling author of Den of Thieves, raves that Fixers “is a hugely entertaining novel that steps boldly into the most perplexing and enduring mystery of the financial crisis: why its perpetrators were not only not punished, but rewarded by the government.”

In Fixers, Michael M. Thomas, the New York Times-bestselling novelist and longtime financial insider, has crafted an exhilarating thriller of a top conspiracy between Wall Street and the White House.

On a winter’s night, a well-heeled “cultural consultant” named Chauncey Suydam gets a call from the head of the world’s most powerful investment bank, who says a financial crisis is brewing and has a plan to insulate Wall Street from the fallout—and keep people such as himself out of jail. His mission for Chauncey is simple: to help funnel millions of dollars to a presidential candidate espousing change, in exchange for a few Wall Street–friendly names in the resultant administration.

Yet as Chauncey wends his way among the nation’s political elite and becomes addicted to his masterful manipulations, he sees with greater clarity than ever how decisions really get made—on Wall Street and in Washington. And as the magnitude of the fix he’s perpetrating begins to sink in, its poisonous affect on Main Street becomes apparent, and his addiction to his masterful manipulations evident, Chauncey starts to have second thoughts. Is it too late?

About the Author

Michael M. Thomas is a former partner at Lehman Brothers, and the bestselling author of nine novels, including, most recently, Love and Money. His commentary and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and in a regular column for The New York Observer. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Fixers

Praise for Fixers

“Michael M. Thomas’s Fixers isn’t just an audacious financial thriller, it’s also, even primarily, a meditation on values. The novel juxtaposes traditional ideals of loyalty, service, patriotism and noblesse oblige against the relentless, pathological venality of contemporary Wall Street, where, as Thomas’s narrator observes, 'legality is the sole animating principle of morality.'”
The Washington Post

“At once witty and insightful, Fixers is a hugely entertaining novel that steps boldly into the most perplexing and enduring mystery of the financial crisis: why its perpetrators were not only not yet punished, but rewarded by the government.”
—James B. Stewart, New York Times columnist and author of of Den of Thieves
“A much-needed, beautifully written, pitch-perfect fictional accounting of what really happened to cause the recent devastating financial crisis—and how it drove the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. With a master craftsman’s combination of compelling characters, delicious wit, and a driving narrative, Fixers will define our era the way The Great Gatsby defined the Gilded Age.”
—William D. Cohan, author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street

Praise for Michael M. Thomas

“Michael M. Thomas really knows what wealth and power are about.”
USA Today

“Thomas has become an expert at unveiling the private lives of the big-bucks boys. His anecdotes ring with authenticity, and he has a wonderfully clever command of the language.”
Chicago Sun-Times
“Mr. Thomas writes exceedingly well, providing along with the financial expertise some fast-paced action.”
Wall Street Journal
“I don’t think any other writer understands the broad picture of what is happening in Wall Street now better than Michael M. Thomas.”
—John Brooks, author of Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street