At the Altars of Money (Hardcover)
Set in New York City, Denver and the mountains of Colorado, the Bahamas, and the Scottish Highlands, At the Altars of Money captures an American ethos about money and scripts the financial meltdown of 2008. Unlike most books about money, this one presents points of view from insiders looking out rather than outsiders looking in.
Join Kelly, Arthur, Fran, and Hamish in a provocative romp through America's dollar-dominated culture. A fiery and uncompromising SEC attorney, Kelly seeks truth. Scion of a philandering vice president of Coca-Cola, Arthur is mired in mediocrity. Predisposed to taking risks, free-spirited Fran moves up on Wall Street, outperforming male colleagues in money management and in racquetball. Iconoclastic, identity conflicted, emotionally scarred, and riddled with insecurities, Hamish masters the universe of securities trading models. With this small band of merry men and women, Hamish pulls of an audacious crime of compassion to conclude the book with a surprising twist.