Book review: Squeeze Plays by Jeffrey Marshall

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Atmosphere Press

Pub date May 17, 2022

ISBN 978-1639883691

Price $17.00 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle

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Inventive action, intricate storyline, and fast-paced narration distinguish Marshall’s absorbing latest financial thriller. Corbin van Sloot, the CEO of a London-based bank with branches in the United States, has no desire to advance another hefty sum to Star Enterprises, but with Winston Crummm in good books of the company chairman Sir Reginald Downing, Crobin knows he must exercise caution. When a Russian Oligarch offers to invest in Winston’s company, the latter is more than happy to accept the offer. The tables turn when the new investor demands to join the media company as a board of director. From the first page, Marshall establishes his command of action and description; the novel is meticulously researched, with dollops of detailed and yet accessible financial information incorporated seamlessly into the storyline. Marshall utilizes his own expertise in the field of financial journalism, showcasing his knowledge without detracting from the plot or characters. At the same time, he brings his characters to life with understanding and empathy, skillfully introducing their many quirks, from compulsive extravagance to infidelity.  Set in the United States, London, and Russia, the worldbuilding is authentic. While at times the nitty-gritty of financial technicities can be heavy, the information works well with the plot and character development. A fast-paced, sophisticated read, which is likely to win Marshall scores of new fans.


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