The villains who abuse our monetary system
get what’s coming to them in this ingenious fifth novel in the
critically acclaimed Louis Morgon series, written by cartoonist,
painter, and novelist Peter Steiner.
St. John Larrimer is a Wall
Street investment banker, a pure capitalist by his own definition.
Thanks to the Larrimer Fund’s spectacular returns, everyone wants a
piece of the action. The only problem is that the whole operation is
phony. And with the collapse of the markets and the demise of some of
the biggest investment banks, Larrimer’s scam is revealed, and he has to
skedaddle to his luxurious Caribbean retreat.
Larrimer, though, Louis Morgon, an old, long ago defrocked CIA
operative now living in France, is one of our bad guy’s victims. For
Louis Morgon injustice is an itch that has to be scratched. And he
hatches a clever scheme of his own to bring Larrimer down.
some forged paintings as bait and with the invaluable assistance of an
Algerian computer wiz, a Newark hair stylist, a fake-English art buyer,
Larrimer’s former secretary, and a cat named Arthur, Louis Morgan tries
to reel in a master crook.
Compelling and complex, The Capitalist is a thriller that will appeal to fans of John le Carre and Graham Greene.