Everything about Jonah Gray screams success movie-star good looks, expensive clothes, a Park Avenue penthouse, and a seven-figure income. A cutthroat, rainmaking New York city commercial real estate broker, Jonah craves opulence and power. He beds models, romps the globe on the weekends and sees the world as his for the taking. Jonah Gray has it all. Or at least he had it all.
When a close family friend presents Jonah with the deal of a lifetime, Jonah jumps at the chance. All Jonah has to do is act quickly, invest half a billion dollars in prime NY office buildings, and collect a huge payoff.
But all that glitters is not gold and this golden opportunity is anything but. Within days of signing on, Jonah is mysteriously thrust into the epicenter of an international and personal scandal.
Forced to explore a whole new territory where he can trust no one, and where danger, death and deception lurk at every corner, Jonah will learn some painfully hard lessons about the quest for easy money.
For Jonah, closing this deal could mean losing everything.
"A sharply written tale . . . definitely worth a read." —Booklist
"Combines the chemical excesses of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho with a John Grisham-style plot, and it has an art-crime subplot reminiscent of Dan Brown’s The da Vinci Code." —New York Sun
"Fast-moving and so entertaining . . . an excellent read." —The Bismarck Tribune
"Like Grisham, Gittlin makes a complex world enthralling . . . an excellent read." —Fresh Fiction
"What Gittlin does very well is to situate the action in the new gilded age of Manhattan’s real estate hurly-burly . . . he captures the adrenaline of deal-making." —The Real Deal Magazine
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