Nothing Personal

Nothing Personal

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Nothing Personal is the stunning story of Warren Hament, a bright young man who stumbles into a career in finance in the early 1980s. His rapid rise exposes the inner workings of the amoral, crude, and brutal world of top-tier investment banking as only a true insider could know them. Introduced to the elite bastions of wealth and privilege, and with his beautiful and ambitious girlfriend pushing him, he gets a major boost when first his patrician mentor is murdered, and then a dangerous and powerful rival is bludgeoned to death in the middle of a tryst with a young financial analyst. Young Warren soon finds himself at the centre of a whirlwind investigation of four deaths, in control of a vast and hidden fortune, and in love with a gorgeous woman whose past may hold the key to unlocking the mystery, before the killer comes calling again. Set in the luxurious homes and clubs of New York, Hobe Sound, Dark Harbor, the Hamptons, and Europe, Nothing Personal is a stellar debut about coming of age in a rarefied, deeply corrupt world. Offit unflinchingly portrays the insidious, creeping power of greed and lust, and the terrible price some pay in their thrall.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 164 x 238 x 34mm | 519.99g
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 1250035422
  • 9781250035424
  • 2,147,127

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Offit's familiarity with the characters, language and investment products allows him to deftly tell a coming-of-age story that will appeal to financial wizards and investment neophytes alike. An entertaining, well-developed work of Wall Street fiction. "Kirkus Reviews" A heart-pounding murder mystery that explains white-collar crimes much better than" The" "Wolf of Wall Street "does "Richard Johnson, The New York Post" Michael Offit offers a colorful insight into how the big money is made--and/or taken--on Wall Street. "Nothing Personal "will hold your attention whether you are in finance or not. A riveting story. "Donald J. Trump" In "Nothing Personal," former Wall Street trader Mike Offit has captured lightning in a bottle. Simply put, you won't be able to put down this thrilling must-read story about what happens when high-stakes finance meets murder, mayhem and true love. "William D. Cohan, New York Times bestselling author of House of Cards and Money and Power" "Nothing Personal "is a riveting look inside the big money games of Wall Street. Mike Offit's insider knowledge and flair for the dramatic make this a book you won't put down. "Norb Vonnegut, New York Times acclaimed author of The Trust" That "Nothing Personal "is recognizable as a big money murder story nearly disguises the fact that it is also a carefully written, deftly designed novel of education. The rise, tottering and eventual steadying of Warren Hament occurs in the overheated underworld of Wall Street. But Hament's dark adventure is that of any young American trying to find his place in the world, and in his self-judgment. This is Mike Offit's first novel--an impressive achievement, out of the box. "Roger Rosenblatt, national bestselling author" It isn't often that "tour de force" springs to mind when I read a first novel. The words sum up "Nothing Personal" for me. This is the debut of a really talented social critic, who takes readers into the hidden worlds of Wall Street and the very rich, with electrifying literary results. "Thomas Fleming, author of A Disease In The Public Mind" A fascinating look at how Wall Street justifies its crimes. "Susan Hasler, former CIA counterterrorism analyst and author of Intelligence""show more

About Mike Offit

MIKE OFFIT began a twenty-year Wall Street career after graduating from Brown University, abandoning advertising, and earning an MBA from Columbia University. He rose to become a senior trader at Goldman Sachs, and to head the commercial mortgage and asset-backed securities trading desks at First Boston, Prudential, and finally at Deutsche Bank, where, as a managing director, he built and ran the Street's leading commercial real estate finance business. After retiring, he returned to writing, becoming a columnist and contributing editor at the luxury lifestyle bible "Departures "magazine. He lives in New York City and Bedford, New York, with his wife and their two children.show more