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The Predator

by Michael Ridpath

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Chris and Lenka met when they were both trainees with Bloomfield Weiss and now run their own company. When Lenka is murdered it seems to link back to a tragic accident on board a boat when they were trainees many years ago. What did really happen on the boat and who seems determined to kill everyone who was there?

This book invites you into the world of high finance with everyone at pains to be the most ruthless and feared investment banker. Taking us from London to Prague and back to New York its a murder mystery rather than a financial thriller.

The characterisation is rather weak at times and there is no real development, ironically the most interesting character is Lenka who is killed off at the beginning so we only learn about her in flashback.

There seemed little plot just a series of people, mainly Chris, running around trying to make sense of events around him while trying to stay alive. Good try but could do better

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At top investment bank Bloomfield Weiss, they teach them to be winners, predators, killer deal-makers. On the bank's training course in New York, Chris and Lenka were part of a close-knit gang of trainees, working and playing hard. When a failed affair within the group sparked a violent confrontation, they covered up its tragic outcome. Ten years on and members of the group are being killed, it seems that their shared past hides an even more sinister secret than was thought.… (more)

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