A Fatal Debt


A Fatal Debt
                          
                            
                                                  Author: John Grapper
                                      Publisher:  Random House
                                                  Pages: 288
                                      Source: BEA  ARC                                 
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                              




Goodreads:      This timely debut thriller by an award-winning Financial Times columnist is a gripping tale of lethal intrigue set in the high-stakes Wall Street world—where wealth and privilege are no match for jealousy and betrayal.
 
Ben Cowper, an attending psychiatrist at the prestigious New York–Episcopal Hospital, is stunned to learn the identity of the emergency patient he’s just been assigned to treat: Harry Shapiro, a Wall Street colossus and one of Episcopal’s most prominent donors. But a high-profile reversal of fortune has left the once powerful investment banker jobless, bitter, and possibly desperate—judging by the handgun his wife finds him clutching. In Ben’s expert opinion, Shapiro is a suicide waiting to happen. But when the headstrong financier balks at an extended stay in the hospital psych ward, Ben reluctantly releases him, bowing to political pressure from Episcopal’s chief administrator, who’s more concerned with the patient’s money than his mind.
 
Days later, the shocking news breaks: There’s been a shooting death in Harry Shapiro’s Hamptons mansion. But even more shocking is the identity of the victim. A tragedy sets in motion an explosive chain of events that turns Ben Cowper’s life upside-down.
 
As hard-nosed cops close in with harder questions, the hospital closes ranks to protect its own interests. But with colleagues freezing Ben out, innocent circumstances conspire to incriminate him. Hounded by a DA who’s out for blood, and haunted by the specter of a shattered career, Ben has no choice: He must delve into the hearts and minds of the people who know Harry best, uncover the secrets they’d rather die—or kill—to keep, and expose the truth behind a web of malice disguised as madness.



Ope’s Opinion:        If you aren’t sure if you want to read this book, do not stop before page 68!  That is the first curve!  
                                            Reading this book is like driving down a country road, there are a lot of twists and turns with great things to look at along the way.  You won’t get bored!  The further I got into the book, the harder it was to put it down ( even for dinner ).
                                          This book will appeal to male or female readers.       
                                           Read this book!



Rating: Five Chairs – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on…..
FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Random House.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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