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The Insiders [Kindle Edition]

Craig Hickman

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Thrill, suspense, conspiracy, mystery, corporate corruption, and more clash in this new brand of thriller by New York Times bestselling author Craig Hickman. Untainted by political, journalistic, or legal manipulation and uncorrupted by fear or threat of retribution, The Insiders enthralls you with an alarming tale of how corrupt CEOs, secret societies, corporate deceit, domestic espionage, murder for hire, and cunning manipulation are destroying the American dream, influencing our daily lives, and reshaping global society.

Wilson's father, Charles Fielder, one of the richest men in the world, has just murdered two women and tried to kill himself. Or did he? Lying in a coma, Charles cannot help his only son understand the mysteries of his life nor his role in founding an exclusive club of the world's most powerful CEOs--the ultimate insiders club with unparalleled perks. Wilson must face this cutthroat world of concealed machinations, corporate espionage, international finance, and economic conspiracy on his own--in order to uncover his father's real agenda, expose the secret society of insiders, and fight to change the face of capitalism. That is, if he can stay alive.

Take a plunge into this dangerous and deceitful world of the rich, the famous, and the powerful. Witness the unholy alliances between business and government and the real forces behind our recent financial crisis. The Insiders is a heart-pounding tale full of twists and turns and eye-opening revelations that will make your adrenaline rush last until the very end.

Sometimes, the truth can only be told through fiction...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 557 KB
  • Print Length: 572 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1439216045
  • Publisher: CreateSpace; B001U897P0 edition (April 15 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001U897P0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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96 of 102 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent conspiracy story July 24 2009
By J. Lee - Published on
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I'm a fan of corporate thrillers, so when I saw all the 5-star reviews for this one I just had to get it. This is a decent financial-conspiracy-type corporate thriller. However, after reading it, I was a little surprised by all the "greatest book ever" type reviews. So, I just went back and looked at them, and this time discovered most of them are by reviewers who have only reviewed this one book or 'kid reviewers' hiding their identity. I'm not sure what that means - but it's definitely not usual. And though I enjoyed the book in general, it didn't live up to all of it's hype for me. (It's also, now that I started looking, featured on a lot of Listmania's with books from exceptional writers - which may have enticed me into purchasing it in the first place - and is a pretty well known scam of new authors.)

In any event, the premise of a young man trying to bring down a cladestine organization of the most powerful businessmen in the country is interesting. There's a lot of action - right from the start. However, on the downside it could have used some better editing. (it's a long book, unnecessarily so on occasion. It's also almost as if there's too much the author wants to convey. The backstory and current story cast of characters is also a bit long and occasionally unwieldy).

Bottom Line: A decent thriller. Those who like conspiracy theories and tales of the wealthy taking advantage of the masses will probably enjoy this one more than I. For those that prefer general financial corporate thrillers more - I'd recommend one of Joseph Finder's or Naked Option first.
88 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Relevant! March 16 2009
By Tyler Rollins - Published on
The Insiders is the kind of book that will have you pondering for weeks after you finish reading. The plot and the characters are dynamic and entertaining, with all of the mystery and complexity one could ask for in a mid-sized novel. But the substance of the tale, and the reason it was written, I am guessing, is something of a call to arms. This is a story about exposing the elusive, entrenched, corrupt vested interests at the very top of our economic system. This task presents a tremendous challenge for the heroes in the book, with every sort of evil means being employed by the insiders conspiracy to to dissuade and destroy them. The unfolding process is fun and exciting because it's fiction, but it also lays bare the true-to-life methods and motives of these evil manipulators. The book is therefore a sort of indictment of our broken financial system, which rapes the producing classes and rewards the conspiring financiers. The reality of this problem is something that is pressing and relevant, and will remain to be dealt with long after the last page is turned. This awareness will stay with you and keep you in thought, and it will also make you yearn for the sequel. I read the book in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. It has a sort of Brad Thor, Tom Clancy feel to it, as the anatgonist behave at times like greedy businessmen, at other times as the mafia or as domestic terrorists. What else can I say? Buy it and read it.
97 of 109 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars First time I've ever wanted a refund! Aug. 8 2011
By PJ Kitzler - Published on
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I can usually find something to enjoy about most mysteries and I read a lot of them - 2 to 3 a week for over 50 years! I started with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew and worked my way up to Clancy, Grisham, etc.

I can honestly say this was the worst book I've ever read - I can read books that offer a point of view different from my own, but I don't like books that seem to be written simply to put forth a particular point of view. If I wanted to read that kind of a book, I'd read non-fiction (which I do). However, when I want to read fiction, I want to read fiction.

This book is a waste of time and money - and yes, I read it to its conclusion. The characters are vapid and the plot painstakingly transparent. Save your money for a real piece of fiction. The nicest thing I can say is that it follows the all too popular position of blaming someone else for your failures without taking responsibility. On the surface, the book seemed to take responsibility for its main characters, but if you read the entire thing, they simply blame others.
48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written and edited Aug. 19 2011
By Tandem - Published on
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This book was terrible. And it is easy to explain why.

1. Worse than implausible plot. A know-nothing Jason Bourne.
2. Numerous use of wrong homonyms. As if the book was dictated and a voice to text program was used.
3. Improper pronoun usage. It's bad enough when the uneducated do it, but for an author. Inexcusable.
4. Frequent errors on capitalization.
44 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If only I had known ahead of time June 3 2011
By Edward R. Maxwell - Published on
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Read this book only if you like exchanges like this: "One more thing, I want access to the family chalet where it [the murder] happened." "Can't do that. It's a crime scene," Zemke said, his hard-bitten demeanor returning. Wilson turned around to squarely face the detective. "Who would you like me to call?" Zemke's eyes were suddenly on fire again, but he knew Wilson would eventually get what he wanted." The sentences are awful. And Zemke didn't know who Wilson was, so how would he know he would get his way. And what detective succumbs to the son of a murderer to get access to a crime scene. And I can't get my money back. Why didn't I stick with Elmore Leonard!!!

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