Saturday, December 6, 2008

2008 Book 104: The Millionaires

Book #:104

Book Title:The Millionaires

Author:Brad Meltzer

Publisher:Warner Books

Pub. Date:2002


Started:December 1, 2008

Finished:December 4, 2008

Time to Read:4 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"It started as the perfect crime. Then it took a turn for the worse.

"Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.

It's a foolproof crime. More important, for Charlie and Oliver, it's a way out of debt and the key to a new life. All they have to do is take the money.

But when they do, they quickly discover they've got a lot more on their hands than the prize. Before they can blink, a friend is dead - and the bank, the Secret Service, and a female private investigator are suddenly closing in. What invisible strings were attached to that account? How are the brothers going to prove they're innocent? And why is the Secret Service trying to kill them? Trapped in a breakneck race to stay alive, Charlie and Oliver are about to discover a secret that will test their trust and forever change their lives."


Review:I like this book for a number of reasons. It's a longish length novel, but it moves along at a rapid enough pace to keep you engaged and going to an end. The front story is intriguing, and there is enough going on beneath the surface to really hook you in. I'd really have to say that there are portions that are a bit overdone - relying on stereotypes at times to prove a point, or cliches to move a scene forward. But overall, enjoyable!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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