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Free Book Friday!


This week’s Free Book Friday prize is:

Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel by Douglas Brunt

Delve into the world of high-stakes trading with this wry, comic debut about life on Wall Street and one man too hooked on the money to get out even as his career threatens to ruin his marriage and corrode his soul.It’s 2005 and the living is easy. Nick Farmer is thirty-five years old, in peak condition, and thriving as a successful bond trader with the seemingly unstoppable investment bank Bear Stearns. His nightlife has been a swirl of liquor, hookers, and cocaine. He clears seven figures every year and has become fiercely addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on him and his marriage.  When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications about the imminent decline of Bear’s high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he’s spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a seductive financial journalist who seems to be more interested in Nick’s physical assets than in the percolating financial Armageddon, along with the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for one man’s personal and professional implosion.  In this gripping debut novel, Wall Street insider Douglas Brunt offers an in-depth look at the banking crisis and the reach of its personal impact. By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan takes you to the seedy underbelly of the finance world and into the rarified lifestyle of a charming but flawed character as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness.

ISBN 9781451672596, Hardcover


3 lucky winners will each receive a brand-new copy!


To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member to win.


We will choose 3 lucky winners at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.


You have until Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.


Good Luck to everyone!


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153 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Donna Smith says:

    I hope!

  2. Rebecca V. (scrappinapple) says:

    I SO want to read this!

  3. frankie says:

    I love books and I really like free

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