“Can I interest you in saving America?”
That’s the text message Peter Fallon receives from a Wall Street bigwig. It’s not a challenge he can turn down, especially since the country is in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The stock market is wobbling. The Chinese have stopped buying our T-Bills. If we don’t get control of our deficit, our economic future looks grim.
But all may not be lost. Hidden somewhere in New York City is a box of 1780 bonds with a face value of $10,000, part of a series of bonds called New Emission Money. The Supreme Court is about to decide if these bonds still have value. If the decision is yes, those bonds, at five percent interest, will be worth a very pretty penny. A lot of very pretty pennies.
Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington, must find the box—and fast. Suddenly, their race against time becomes a race through time as Peter and Evangeline track the stories of New Yorkers whose lives have been changed by the bonds. They’ll confront frightened booksellers, heartless businessmen, former flames, renegade treasury agents, and the Russian mafia….and all the while, they’ll unravel the thrilling and inspiring origins of the City of Dreams.
William Martin's best book yet (but please fix the photo)
Can you please change the picture to the correct one.
Of all of the audiobooks I have listened, this was my favorite of this genre. I have long been a William Martin fan and this is his best book yet. It truly was a great experience listening to Phil Gigante do this because I believe he is simply the best.