Get out alive.
Money is Sarah Jensen's playground. International markets. She's one of the most successful foreign-exchange traders in London; brilliant, beautiful, unpredictable--the perfect undercover agent to infiltrate the cutthroat Inter-Continental Bank and investigate questionable trading practices for the governor of the Bank of England. Her target is Dante Scarpirato, a smooth, arrogant highstakes trader who's making a killing in--and out of--the market. For Sarah, the ultimate risk-taker, he's the ultimate risk....
But the multimillion-dollar trading scheme she penetrates is only the tip of an international conspiracy, paid for in the currency of blood. Now Sarah, the hunter, is hunted, dangerous prey, determined to bring down the officials who betrayed her--and the assassins who have her in their sights....
Sarah Jensen returned from lunch at two-thirty. She took her seat at her trading desk and studied her four trading screens intently for five minutes. Then she picked up her telephone handset and executed a quick trade, closing out a position. It took thirty seconds. It made half a million pounds.
With a smile and a flourish she switched off her screens, gathered up her handbag, and prepared to leave. David Reed, her colleague who sat next to her, looked up in surprise.
"You can't leave now. It's just two-thirty."
Sarah laughed and blew him a kiss as she headed off.
"Watch me." And they did. Half the trading floor followed her progress as she crossed the room and disappeared into the lifts.
At twenty-seven, Sarah Jensen had all the trappings of a normal life, albeit at a rarefied level. She was smart and beautiful. She was one of the top foreign-exchange traders in the City of London. She lived in a big house in Chelsea with her brother and her boyfriend. She had looks, love, and money. But she also had fear.
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"Utterly Fascinating...authentic and gripping."
"Riveting suspense...Wall Street's answer to Scott Turow."
"If John Grisham....were female and British and attuned to the high-tech tintinnabulation of currencies changing hands around the world, he might write a twisty thriller such as Nest of Vipers.
Soon to be a major motion picture.
After reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, Linda Davies worked for seven years as an investment banker, specializing in leveraged buyouts before moving onto the trading floor where she again focused on leveraged products. There she dreamed up the plot to her first globally successful financial thriller, Nest of Vipers. As a full time writer, Linda has written five more books for adults and four books for children. Her most recent thriller, ARk Storm, will be published by Tor Books in 2013. After leaving investment banking, she lived for three years in Peru, then a stint in London, before she moved with her husband and three children to the Middle East. In 2005 she and her husband were sailing in the Arabian Gulf when they were kidnapped by Iranian forces. They were held hostage on mainland Iran for two weeks before being released. After eight happy years living in Dubai, Linda returned to the UK in 2012 where she lives with her family deep in the English countryside.
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