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The Capitol Game I REALLY enjoyed this book In part it is a scathing satire on dirty politics and greedy defense contractors Thoroughly entertaining I appreciated the fact that it does this without foul language or sex. This one starts out with the death of a GI in Iraq from and IED that takes out the Humvee he was riding in He was just weeks from ending his tour and returning to his wife and twin daughters Jump now to Washington DC where Jack Wiley a hot shot equity trader is being vetted by a big firm called the Capitol Group They a at the top of the heap when it comes to buying companies in trouble and turning them around or decimating them for a profit New York Times Bestselling Author Brian Haig Returns With A Riveting New Thriller About A Man Caught Between The Politics Of Big Government And The Corruption Of Big Business It Was The Deal Of The Decade, If Not The Century A Small, Insignificant Company On The Edge Of Bankruptcy Had Discovered An Alchemist S Dream A Miraculous Polymer, That When Coated On Any Vehicle, Was The Equivalent Of 30 Inches Of Steel With Bloody Conflicts Surging In Iraq And Afghanistan, The Polymer Promises To Save Thousands Of Lives And Change The Course Of Both Wars.Jack Wiley, A Successful Wall Street Banker, Believes He Has A Found A Dream Come True When He Mysteriously Learns Of This Miraculous Polymer His Plan Enlist The Help Of The Capitol Group, One Of The Country S Largest And Most Powerful Corporations In A Quick, Bloodless Takeover Of The Small Company That Developed The Polymer It Seems Like A Partnership Made In Heavenuntil The Pentagon S Investigative Service Begins Nosing Around, And The Deal Turns Into A Nightmare Now, Jack S Back Is Up Against The Wall And He And The Capitol Group Find Themselves Embroiled In The Greatest Scandal The Government And Corporate America Have Ever Seen Hook, line, and sinker reeled in with a bang From the battlefield of the Middle East to the trenches of Wall Street, The Capitol Game had me at page one and didn t let go A masterfully intelligent plot defense spending and the purse string pythons of Wall Street and the Capitol Hill piranhas, with greed as the billion dollar explosive bait Haig Using the word disappointing is an understatement I ve been a fan of Brian Haig s for years and have recommended his books to many people His early books, with the Sean Drummond character, were intelligent, nuanced and shed light on otherwise somewhat neglected topics Bosnia, South Korea The last two I ve read, The Hunted and The Capitol Game, are cliched and formulaic The good guys are all good an A small company has made the discovery of the decade, a kind of polymer to paint on army vehicles that repels explosives giving the vehicles armour equivalent to 30 inches of steel Jack Wiley, a successful Wall street wheeler and dealer, proposes to a large company skilled at takeovers the acquisition of this small company The company is in financial trouble The potential earnings from the polymer through the Defense Department are astronomical The very idea, while at first seems too good to A small company has made the discovery of the decade, a kind of polymer to paint on army vehicles that repels explosives giving the vehicles armour equivalent to 30 inches of steel Jack Wiley, a successful Wall street wheeler and dealer, proposes to a large company skilled at takeovers the acquisition of this small company The company is in financial trouble The potential earnings from the polymer through the Defense Department are astronomical The very idea, while at first seems too good to be true, soon captures to imagination and exaggerates the greed of the leaders in this large company, The Capital Group The scenarios that ensue from chapter to chapter paint a pictures of corporate and government corruption that boggles the mind Who is to be believed Is Jack another greedy corporate wolf Is the Capital Group totally without a conscience And when a young lawyer comes on the scene to investigate government corruption we I got this book not expecting anything special not familiar with the author I was very pleasantly surprised this is by far one of the best books I ve read in a very long time If I would to try and describe it, I guess the best comparison would be The Firm , but its so much better.Highly r This one kept me reading throughout, not wanting to stop Greed, graft, politics and lots of money combine to create some very unholy alliances and some very dislikable characters Hair brings it all together in the end and somehow believing that things are in a type of balance A compelling read Brian Haig, a writer whose Sean Drummond series I really enjoy, has penned a stand alone thriller about corporate greed, corrupt officials and a very clever protagonist The plot should have made it unputdownable, but unfortunately, the current rea REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK 24 DECEMBER 2015Narrator Scott BrickKept me intrigued to the very end I liked the plot very much even though there was no one to root for until the very last chapters Wiley seemed to wily for his own good yes, groan and the only character I could sympathize with was Arvan Since he got paid rather well, I didn t feel sorry for him for long No truly good guys in this book Only greedy corporate bigwigs and politicians Or so, I thought.I liked Jack Wiley but he was one REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK 24 DECEMBER 2015Narrator Scott BrickKept me intrigued to the very end I liked the plot very much even though there was no one to root for until the very last chapters Wiley seemed to wily for his own good yes, groan and the only character I could sympathize with was Arvan Since he got paid rather well, I didn t feel sorry for him for long No truly good guys in this book Only greedy corporate bigwigs and politicians Or so, I thought.I liked Jack Wiley but he was one of the money hungry Wall Street guys, not a hero I needed someone to root for but the author gave me zilch Despite this, Haig kept me tightly gripped in his tale of corporate intrigueand I got my hero in the end Not one, but two I loved the ending What kept this from being 5 stars It took too long It should have had 2 hours trimmed and better editing as Haig belabored the same point in a conversation until I was silently yelling, Okay I got it I got it If I had been reading the ebook, I

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