Thursday, November 11, 2010

Recently Read - November 11th, 2010

The Dark Tide
Andrew Gross 

The Dark Tide

I picked up The Dark Tide by Andrew Gross shortly after getting my Kindle.  It was a free preview of the full book.

It has been a while since I read this.  So long, in fact, that I didn't remember what it was about until I read the description again.  This means that the book was not very memorable for me.  It's not one of those books that will stay with me forever.  However, I didn't block the book out so it's not a bad memory.  

After reading the description, the book's details came back to me.  It is one of those books that I'm not disappointed I read, nor one that I started and never finished.  I'm glad I got it for free, though wouldn't have felt cheated had I bought it - at a reasonable price.

Pick up your own copy and make up your own mind.


An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge-fund manager, is riding in to work. Days later, with many bodies still unidentifiable, Karen resigns herself to the awful truth: her husband of 18 years is dead.

On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the two seemingly unrelated events.

Months later, two men show up at Karen's home digging into Charles's business dealings. Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing - and the trail points squarely to Charles. With doubt suddenly cast on everything she has ever known, Karen, with Hauck, steps into a widening storm of hedge-fund losses, international scams, and murder. And as the investigations converge, these two strangers touched by tragedy are pulled into a deepening relationship and unwittingly open the door to a twisted - and deadly - conspiracy.

With its breakneck pacing, plentiful twists, compelling characters, and abundant heart, The Dark Tide confirms Andrew Gross' place as a master storyteller at the top of his game.

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