Bad Money (Paperback)Louise Patten (author)
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Mary Kersey has burst through the glass ceiling. She has a high-profile City job giving strategic advice to banks. She's the family breadwinner, a loving wife and a caring mother to Gracie, and she struggles to find the right balance between her work and her home life.
Her two worlds collide when the Treasury asks Mary to take on a secret role investigating dirty dealings surrounding ever-more-powerful hedge funds. She knows that the company her firm is working with was acquired after manipulation of the share price plus a good deal of help from a dodgy hedge fund. She finds herself torn every which way as husband, daughter, boss, her own conscience - all clamour for her attention.
When matters take a dark turn, Mary discovers just how vulnerable she is. Standing between men and their money is a very dangerous place to be...
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 23 mm
'Patten knows her world intimately. Her detail is meticulous and authentic, but never gets in the way of the story which moves along at a hectic pace' Independent. * Independent *
'They'll be twittering in the wine bars around Threadneedle Street as to who was the inspiration for the power-crazed CEO of a biotechnology company and his partner in crime, a grasping, coked-up investment banker who makes Gordon Gecko look like a tender-hearted philanthropist' Scotsman. * Scotsman *
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