The Millionaires

Author:   Brad Meltzer
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9780340769416


Pages:   496
Publication Date:   19 September 2002
Format:   Paperback
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Two brothers, one an executive at a bank and the other in an entry-level position, hatch a plot to steal three million dollars. Using a sophisticated computer program, they plan to transfer the money into an account only they can access. But after the transaction has been completed, they quickly realize that rather than three million dollars, they stole three hundred million. The secret service are called in to investigate and Charlie and Oliver soon find themselves on the run not only from the law, but from the people they stole the money from. Using technology to alter their identity and conceal their personal records, the people hunting them down use the same technology to track their whereabouts. It's a high-speed game of cat and mouse, filled with twists and turns that are sure to have readers racing to the last page.

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Author:   Brad Meltzer
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:   Hodder Paperback
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 11.10cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 17.70cm
Weight:   0.310kg
ISBN:  

9780340769416


ISBN 10:   0340769416
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   19 September 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Full of complex cat-and-mouse manoeuvres, this is the kind of book you feel you need to read fast to keep up with. SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE - Sainsbury's Mag This is as about as Grisham as you can get without having his name on the cover . . . Millionaires is an easy, enjoyable romp with a combination of suspense and humour that could make it a big hit - The Times This is a white-knuckle runaway train ride of a thriller- DRIFFIELD POST The fast pace never stops, and the inner workings of high finance have never been more interesting. Meltzer's new novel is worth a million bucks - Library Journal Nail-biting and exciting stuff - BILLERICAY AND WICKFORD GAZETTE Enough twists and comic moments to captivate fans - Hello Meltzer's new thriller is a high-concept piece - Evening Herald This white-knuckle thriller keeps you hooked from the start - Cambridge Evening News


A whirlwind of a book, in which the reader is kept in almost constant motion by a narrative of unflagging action. Oliver and Charlie, two brothers who work for a bank, see an opportunity to free themselves from economic bondage forever. The crime seems victimless, as the person whose money they decide to appropriate has died leaving no-one but the government to inherit his large fortune. Further, the senior of the two brothers discovers that his boss is deliberately spoiling his chances of entering a good business school, in order to take advantage of his skills in the firm while paying him a low salary. Their final incentive is that their mother, who brought them up unaided, is struggling to pay even the interest on hospital bills incurred throughout their childhood. However, what the brothers do not realize is that they are not the only members of the firm aware of the possibility of profitable fraud. The scam is being considered by those lower down the scale as well as at Chief Executive level. And are those Secret Service guys really working on the government's behalf? The plot is still further complicated when Charlie and Oliver meet a mysterious and seductive woman, who perhaps has a better claim to the money than they do. Meltzer keeps the plot moving by making his characters run. The novel is full of chases, fights, travel by aeroplane and car. No-one the brothers encounter is what they seem, and until the denouement it is always unclear who is friend, who deadly foe. The characters are lightly sketched, as the novel never pauses long enough for analysis, but the brothers are sufficiently different for some tension to be created through their interaction. An additional pleasure is the fundamental conceit of the novel, the image of a virtual reality powerful enough to change lives, and cause deaths. (Kirkus UK)


'This is as about as Grisham as you can get without having his name on the cover ... Millionaires is an easy, enjoyable romp with a combination of suspense and humour that could make it a big hit' -- The Times 'The fast pace never stops, and the inner workings of high finance have never been more interesting. Meltzer's new novel is worth a million bucks' -- Library Journal 'Enough twists and comic moments to captivate fans' -- Hello 'Meltzer's new thriller is a high-concept piece' -- Evening Herald 'This white-knuckle thriller keeps you hooked from the start' -- Cambridge Evening News 'This giddy fourth thriller by Meltzer mixes up banking, cyber theft and Disney World in a fast-paced, fresh-scrubbed adventure' -- Publisher's Weekly 'A financial and computer based cat-and-mouse thriller in which three million becomes three hundred million.' -- The Bookseller Paperback preview 'Their journey is a white-knuckle ride with twists and turns of a roller coaster, from which you'll disembark at the end feeling more than a little bit giddy' -- Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'A high-octane cat-and-mouse with more twists than a bowl of pasta that grips till the very last page' -- Publishing News


Author Information

Author Website:   http://www.bradmeltzer.com

Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Fate, and five other bestselling thrillers: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game. He is also one of the co-creators of the American TV show, Jack & Bobby, and is the writer of the #1 selling graphic novels, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded for the History Channel, the second season of which airs in October 2011. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. Visit Brad's website, www.bradmeltzer.com; find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BradMeltzer; or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/bradmeltzer.

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