My rating: 5 of 5 stars
WHEN TOM BURKE dies skiing Aspen Mountain, his business partner Garth Wainwright must find his killer. Burke was murdered, and Wainwright seeks the cause. Cautioned to leave it to the authorities, Wainwright won’t let go. His two closest partners, Tom Shaw and Robert Keating don’t believe his suspicions. Searching for the killer unearths a conspiracy of millions of embezzled dollars and partner collaboration. Whom can he trust?
Suddenly, a second partner is murdered. The fraud and the murders are connected. Exposure of the fraud will destroy the company; the SEC will shut it down. Wainwright is concerned for his personal safety and net worth. One of his partners is a killer.
When Wainwright falls in love with Lacey Kinkaid, a former Boston criminal prosecutor, they devise a plan to smoke out the guilty partners, without exposing the fraud to the SEC & FBI. A perilous dance of deception implements the complicated strategy. The plan forces the killer to surface … and then … another partner dies.
Partner Bennie Rubens contracted the murders from Ariel Amiti, an ex-Israeli major, former Mossad agent and assassin. Rubens escapes to the Bahamas, accompanied by Wainwright’s former lover, BJ Dreaver. Wainwright and the FBI are close on his trail.
Ten business partners succumb in four assassinations, one suicide, and three bankruptcies leaving Wainwright and Shaw to exorcise greed, complicity, and fraud and restructure the company to its former acclaim.
When reading this financial crime (fiction) I was impressed by the story’s decent evolution. The characters are realistic and believable with all their flaws. The story is subtly written, making it difficult to put the book away. I had to, several times and – it was hard.
Walter Danley (http://walterdanley.com/) took 20 years to write The Tipping Point, recreating experiences made during his career in commercial real estate. Firm, characters, conflicts, murder, greed, etc. are completely fictional. Thanks to Walter, the reader gets to know the fictional characters quite well.
Congrats, Walter! Reading The Tipping Point means time well spent. 🙂
A must read for all crime fans.
I am looking forward to reading further books by Walter Danley, not only the Garth Wainwright series.
The Tipping Point as a movie?! Absolutely.
My statement on reading is described in My train of thoughts on …reading. Now I am asking you. 🙂
My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about The Tipping Point? Or – if you did not yet read The Tipping Point – are you now interested?
My question for you cinephiles:
If The Tipping Point was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
I am looking forward to your comments.